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NZ First MP Jamie Arbuckle to step down from council role amid criticism for dual salaries – 7 May 2024

Summarised by Centrist

NZ First MP Jamie Arbuckle has announced he will resign as a Marlborough District councillor in October and will donate his council salary to charity. This decision comes after criticism from Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Labour leader Chris Hipkins, who described Arbuckle’s dual roles as “double dipping.” Arbuckle’s decision to continue both roles sparked debate, with some questioning his priorities and the potential costs of a by-election if he had resigned earlier.

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