|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
23 September 2017
|Preceded by||Todd Barclay|
|Born||15 May 1985|
Dunedin, New Zealand
Hamish Richard Walker (born 15 May 1985) is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.
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At the 2014 general election, Walker stood in Dunedin South, placing second in the safe Labour seat. He is an Otago Rugby Football Union board member and serves on the Otago/Southland lottery distribution committee.
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The Otago Rugby Football Union is the official governing body of rugby union for the Otago region of New Zealand. The union is based in the city of Dunedin, and its home ground is Forsyth Barr Stadium. The top representative team competes in the ITM Cup, New Zealand's top provincial competition. The union was to have been liquidated in March 2012. However a deal involving the Dunedin City Council allowed it to keep operating.
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At the 2017 general election, Walker stood in the electorate of Clutha-Southland. The Clutha-Southland electorate has been held since its creation in 1996 by the National Party. Walker was selected as a last minute candidate to replace Todd Barclay, who had resigned due to an employment scandal.Walker won Clutha-Southland, defeating Labour candidate Cherie Joy Champman by a margin of 7,465 votes.
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