Walker on road trip to thank electorate supporters

Hamish Walker. Photo: supplied
Hamish Walker. Photo: ODT files.
Disgraced Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has surfaced, going on a road trip to thank people in his electorate for their support over what has been "an extremely busy" three years.

The National Party MP, who admitted he released private details of Covid-19 patients to media, is not seeking re-election and has been granted leave from Parliament.

However, because he has not quit or been sacked, he will still receive three months’ pay totalling $60,000.

Mr Walker went to ground after his indiscretion became public and has not spoken to media.

In a Facebook post last night, he included a list of some of his achievements.

They included "fighting for farmers who are battling never-ending rules and regulations", helping with "many immigration cases", "protesting the decision to downgrade the Lumsden Maternity Centre" and "presenting Blair Vining’s petition for better cancer care".

He also said he had brought "democracy to Gore" by hosting a select committee to hear submissions on the Otama Water Scheme Bill, celebrated winter by taking part in the Bird Man competition and even "cancelling my honeymoon to fight for [the survival of farm institute] Telford".



His facebook says he is in Fiordland. He resigned, I fail to see why taxpayers money keeps him doing whatever he wants at our expense. It just reeks more of National party allowing the privileged, for that is what it was to be representing his electorate, to keep going on taking a good life from the taxpayer and giving nothing for it. A welcome holiday on us all. If so many could be so lucky.






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