Clayton Mitchell (New Zealand politician)

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Clayton Mitchell

Member of the New Zealand Parliament
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Assumed office
20 September 2014

Clayton Robert Henry Mitchell is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of New Zealand First.

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2014–2017 51st List 6 NZ First
2017–present 52nd List 6 NZ First

In 2013, Mitchell was elected to the Tauranga City Council, representing the Mt Maunganui/Papamoa Ward.[1]

In 2014, Mitchell was elected to parliament after being ranked 6th on the New Zealand First party list at the general election.[2] He had also unsuccessfully stood in the Tauranga electorate.[3]

In February 2018, Mitchell introduced a bill to parliament to recognise English as an official language of New Zealand.[4][5]

In October 2019, Mitchell was involved in an incident at a Tauranga bar, where he allegedly accidentally hit a member of staff in the head with a glass after refusing to move from a service area of the establishment. Mitchell and his party were escorted off the premises by security.[6]


  1. ^ Clayton Mitchell in running to be NZ First candidate, 14 July 2014
  2. ^ Newcomers jump up NZ First list, 27 August 2014
  3. ^ List ranking pleases Mitchell, 27 August 2014
  4. ^ "NZ First submits Bill for English to be recognised as official language". Newshub. 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "NZ First Bill: English set to become official". Scoop. 15 February 2018.
  6. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)

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