21 May 2024

Politics live: National MP David MacLeod stood down after failing to declare donations

12:02 pm on 21 May 2024

National MP David MacLeod failed to declare 19 candidate donations worth $178,000 to the Electoral Commission, in what he says was an inadvertent error.

The Prime Minister and National leader Christopher Luxon has stood Mr MacLeod down immediately from his roles on both the Environment and Finance select committees.

MacLeod says he thought the return was for the 2023 year only so failed to declare the 18 donations he'd received when he became a candidate in 2022.

However, he also failed to a disclose a $10,000 donation in 2023.

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