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Carter Ousted From Labour Party

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Wellington, NZPA - Chris Carter's expulsion from the Labour Party is now complete, with its national council today voting him out. 

Mr Carter had already accepted his political future with the party was over and last week he announced he would not stand again in his Te Atatu seat.

Mr Carter was thrown out of Labour's caucus after sending an anonymous letter to the media on July 29, which said a coup was planned against leader Phil Goff because he couldn't win the next election.

At the time Mr Carter was smarting from criticism of excessive spending on travel while he was a minister.

He was quickly outed as the letter's author.

Today he fought to stay in the party that he still believes in but his actions were a bridge too far and he was expelled.

NZPA 

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