Labour MP Charles Chauvel is resigning from Parliament to
take up a job with the United Nations in New York.
Mr Chauvel, a List MP, said he had resigned effective from
He will work for the UN Development Programme organisation
former Prime Minister Helen Clark leads - as an advisor on
Parliamentary Development and Democratic Governance.
Mr Chauvel said Miss Clark was not involved in his selection
- "I don't think she even knows I have the job."
Mr Chauvel was one of MP David Cunliffe's supporters in the
leadership contest between David Shearer and Mr Cunliffe last
He said he had been a member of the UN Global COmmission on
HIV and the Law for the past two years and had found that
"The new full-time role with the UN presents a similar
opportunity to make a difference and I look forward to the
challenges that it will present."
Former MP Carol Beaumont is next on Labour's list - followed
by Kelvin Davis.