Barclay continues laying low
Where is Clutha-Southland Member of Parliament Todd Barclay?
Almost three weeks ago the disgraced MP announced he would not seek re-election for the National strong-hold he represents following a scandal over a recording he allegedly made of a staff member.
Police have announced they are investigating.
Since then Barclay has continued to receive his $160,000 annual Parliamentary pay but is not answering media questions.
The last confirmed sighting was at the Pig and Whistle, in Queenstown, on Monday July 10.
On Friday his media and communications adviser Rebecca Ryan said Barclay was ‘‘definitely back to work and focussed on serving his constituents across Clutha-Southland. He remains the MP until the 2017 Election and, until then, he is committed and passionate about remaining actively engaged in issues.’’
However, questions to Ryan and Barclay this week about his working schedule and whether he intended co-operating with the police investigation were unanswered.
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