Long serving Labour Party MP Clayton Cosgrove is leaving Parliament. It’s unclear whether that means seeing the term out, or whether he will resign, allowing a new list MP to join caucus, but he has announced he will not fight the next election.
I liked Clayton, particularly for the work I know he he did for a constituent in his former Waimakariri seat which involved taking on one of Christchurch’s nastiest hoods. He was, however, considered to be in the right of the caucus and his leaving is clearly an opportunity to bring in fresh blood. Obviously, there are other Labour MP’s who could, or indeed, should, be considering doing the same.
Edit: If I recall correctly, after Andrew Little (the last successful candidate) on the Labour Party party list were Maryan Street, Raymond Huo and Priyanca Radhakrishnan.