My values are Labour values.

I want to help build a stronger, more caring society. I am passionate about Dunedin, and I bring considerable energy and wide experience to the task of representing this electorate.

My diverse work background has given me an understanding of the economic and social levers that can be pulled to achieve meaningful change.

Please read some of the discussions included here. I welcome your comments.

- David Clark


I enjoy my opportunity to contribute a weekly column to the University of Otago Student Magazine Critic.  I get a chance to have my say about issues affecting students, the wider campus, our city, and occassionally New Zealand and the World.  This year’s contributions are archived here. Each week I’m on a different soapbox.  The bit I enjoy most is receiving feedback from staff, students and wider public on the issues I raise.  I am always surprised how widely these columns are read.

My most recent article was on the growing costs facing students today, and how that restricts entry to study – and limits opportunity for many. In a similar vein, I wrote a few weeks back about the wider implications of growing inequalities and protecting opportunity for all.  Other topics I’ve covered include unemployment, the experience of flatting, supporting small business, rental housing warrant of fitness, importance of ANZAC Day and student representation.  Visit the archive to find more.




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