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Hon Todd McClay is the Member of Parliament for Rotorua. He was first elected to Parliament in 2008 after winning his seat from the Labour Government with a majority of more than 5,000 votes. In 2011 he was re-elected and increased his majority to more than 7,300 votes.

In June 2013, Mr McClay was appointed Minister of Revenue and Associate Health and following a Cabinet reshuffle that year, he retained the Revenue portfolio and was appointed Associate Minister of Tourism.

In September 2014, Mr McClay was again elected as Member of Parliament for Rotorua with an increased majority of 7,418. Mr McClay was promoted to Cabinet and became Minister of Revenue, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister of Trade.

In December 2015, following a cabinet reshuffle, Mr McClay became the Minister of Trade.

He is a member of both the Cabinet Economic Growth & Infrastructure Committee and the Cabinet Committee on External Relations and Defence.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr McClay owned an international communications and lobbying company in Europe. He has worked in political capacity internationally, in the European Parliament as the Chief of Staff to the Leader of the British Conservative Party and for the Irish Fianna Fail Party.

In 2000, he was appointed the Cook Islands and Niue Ambassador to the European Union serving these governments in Brussels. In recognition of his work for the people of the Cook Islands, in 2005 Mr McClay was made an Honorary Cook Islands National.

Mr McClay lives in Rotorua with his wife and four children.

Latest news by Hon Todd McClay

Trade Minister to visit Japan and Singapore

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit Japan and Singapore this week to discuss regional trade issues with his ministerial counterparts. During his visit to Japan, which is the first stop,...

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Doha service increases trade and travel options

Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the inaugural daily flight of Qatar Airways direct Auckland – Doha service at Auckland International Airport saying the world's longest flight was set to...

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Future trade progressing with the UK

Trade Minister Todd McClay has said that New Zealand’s ongoing and future trade relationship with the United Kingdom is in good shape following agreement on the next steps for the newly...

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1 Molesworth St
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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(04) 817 6838
1301 Amohau St
Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty 3010
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(07) 348 5871