David James Clendon (born 11 September 1955) is a New Zealand politician and member of the Green Party. Following the resignation of Sue Bradford, Clendon became a member of the House of Representatives on 2 November 2009.
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament|
for Green party list
30 October 2009 – 23 September 2017
|Preceded by||Sue Bradford|
|Co-convenor of the Green Party|
Serving with Catherine Delahunty
|Preceded by||Richard Davies|
|Succeeded by||Paul de Spa|
|Born||11 September 1955|
Helensville, New Zealand
|Political party||Green (1990–present)|
Along with MPs Russel Norman and Nándor Tánczos, and former MP Mike Ward, Clendon contested the Green's male leadership role in 2005 after the unexpected death of co-leader Rod Donald, saying that it made sense to "appoint an out-of-Parliament leader, rather than stretch the sitting MPs even further." Russel Norman won the leadership after a vote at a party AGM in June 2006.
Member of ParliamentEdit
|New Zealand Parliament|
In the 2008 general election Clendon was ranked tenth on the Green list and stood as a candidate in the Helensville electorate, coming third with 5.96% of the electorate vote. Following the resignation of list MP Sue Bradford, Clendon entered Parliament as he was next on the Green party list. He became a Member of Parliament on 2 November 2009  and delivered his maiden speech to Parliament on 17 November.
A private member's bill in Clendon's name was drawn from the ballot in February 2010. The Smart Meters (Consumer Choice) Bill would require that domestic power users be advised on the options available for the use of smart meters in their homes. It was voted down by the Government later that year.
In the 2011 election, Clendon unsuccessfully contested the Mount Albert electorate but was re-elected as a list MP ranked eighth. In the 2014 election, he stood in the Northland electorate and was re-elected as a list MP ranked eleventh. He did not contest the 2015 Northland by-election, but was planning to stand in the seat again in the 2017 election.
On 7 August 2017, Clendon and fellow Green Party MP Kennedy Graham announced that they were planning to resign as Green Party candidates for the 2017 election, after revelations that Party co-leader Metiria Turei committed benefit and electoral fraud. Graham and Clendon stated that their resignations were due to the public positions she had taken regarding her offending, and her subsequent refusal to step down from her leadership role. The next day, both Clendon and Graham resigned from the Party caucus, after there were moves to remove them involuntarily. On 9 August 2017, Turei resigned as Co-Leader of the Party and as a list candidate for the 2017 election.
Clendon was the Green Party's spokesperson on the Auckland Supercity, Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Corrections, ICT, Resource Management Act, Small Business, Tertiary Education, Tourism, Maori Affairs and Research Science and Technology.
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- "Official Count Results – Waitakere". Elections New Zealand. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
- Thomson, Ainsley (24 April 2006). "Greens' co-leader contest gets testy". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 May 2007.
- "Green Co-Leader announced" (Press release). Green Party. 3 June 2006. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- Lundy, Sharon (25 September 2009). "Bradford's replacement 'very excited'". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "New list MP for Green Party". Chief Electoral Office. Elections New Zealand. 2 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "New Greens MP delivers maiden speech". 3 News. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
- "Smart Meters (Consumer Choice) Bill". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
- "Government fails to protect electricity consumers" (Press release). Green Party. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "Party lists for the 2011 General Election". Elections New Zealand. 2 November 2011. Archived from the original on 10 November 2011.
- "Clendon to stand for Greens in Northland". The New Zealand Herald. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
- "Statement from James Shaw on Kennedy Graham and David Clendon". Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017 – via Scoop.co.nz.
- Patterson, Jane; McCulloch, Craig (8 August 2017). "Green Party in chaos after two MPs rebel". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- "Rogue Green MPs withdraw from caucus". Radio New Zealand. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- Clendon, David; Graham, Kennedy (7 August 2017). "Joint Statement" (PDF). Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- "Rogue Green MPs withdraw from caucus – party 'united' behind co-leader Metiria Turei". Stuff.co.nz. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- "Metiria Turei resigns as Green Party co-leader". Radio New Zealand. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- "New Super Mayor Will Be Stuck With Huge Bill". Voxy.co.nz. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- "Private Prisons cost more" (Press release). Green Party. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "Greens: National Buries Plans To Protect The Best Of Our Coastline". Voxy.co.nz. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to David Clendon.|
- Profile at Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand website (archived 14 June 2017)
- Parliamentary website profile (showing his role as "musterer", formerly "deputy musterer")
|Party political offices|
| Co-convenor of the Green Party
Served alongside: Catherine Delahunty
Paul de Spa