Todd Barclay will be retiring as an MP at the 2017 General Election.

Details for the National Party Candidate for Clutha-Southland will be added once they have been selected.

Todd Barclay is the Member of Parliament for Clutha-Southland.

Current Parliamentary Roles

Deputy Chair, Primary Production Select Committee
Deputy Chair, Education and Science Select Committee

Former Parliamentary Roles

Deputy Chair, Law and Order Select Committee


Todd was raised in Dipton and Gore. He has established a strong mix of public and private sector experience in the public relations industry.

Public Sector

Working in Wellington and then Auckland, Todd worked for Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Infrastructure and immediate-past Clutha-Southland MP Bill English, provided administrative support in Prime Minister John Key’s office briefly, and for third-ranked cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee (when he was Minister for Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Associate Minister for the Rugby World Cup 2011 and Leader of the House). Following that, Todd worked as an advisor to Education Minister Hekia Parata.

Private Sector

He left Parliament to work for one of New Zealand’s leading public relations consultancies, SweeneyVesty, before taking on a role as Corporate Affairs Manager for Philip Morris.


Todd studied at Victoria University of Wellington. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Commercial Law and minor in Management.

Latest news by Todd Barclay

Crown Land Programme extended, potential acquisition of Wakatipu High School site being explored

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay has welcomed today’s announcement that the Government’s Crown Land Programme will be extended ...

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Positive outcome for Telford Campus

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay has welcomed the announcement that Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre will take over Lincoln University’s Telford Campus, after approval by Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy...

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QLDC receives $50m for three key infrastructure projects

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay has welcomed the announcement of $50 million in funding for three Queenstown-Lakes District Council infrastructure projects, through the Government’s $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund....

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Contact Todd Barclay

1 Molesworth St
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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+64 4 817 9060
6 John St
Balclutha, Balclutha 9240
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+64 3 418 4288
Office 1
1085 Frankton Road
Queenstown, 9300
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+64 3 441 4093