From Mountain Scene via the ODT:
His move contradicts comments from Prime Minister Bill English’s office in June.
Back then, a spokesman said: ”Todd Barclay will remain an MP until the election and will continue to carry out his usual duties and represent his community in that time.”
In June, the one-term National MP announced he would not stand again for Clutha-Southland after secretly recording a staff member.
Disgraced Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay looks likely to be heading overseas with a tidy profit from the sale of his Arrowtown home.
Barclay purchased his three-bedroom home in Butel Park for $644,000 in April last year.
Today it is on the market for $925,000 and Queenstown real estate agent Chris Campbell says it is already under contract.
If it sells for the asking price that would be a profit of $281,000 in about 17 months.