Brett Hudson (politician)

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Brett Hudson

MP
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for List
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Website bretthudson.co.nz

Brett John Hudson is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.

2014 New Zealand general election

The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.

New Zealand National Party Major New Zealand political party

The New Zealand National Party, shortened to National or the Nats, is a centre-right political party in New Zealand. It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateListParty
2014 2017 51st List 39 National
2017 present 52nd List 30 National

Hudson stood in the 2011 election, but his rank as 73rd on National's party list meant he was not elected to Parliament. In 2014 election the National Party selected him to contest Ōhariu against incumbent Peter Dunne of the United Future Party. [1] Also ranked 39 on the 2014 party list, he became a list MP. [2]

2011 New Zealand general election election in New Zealand

The 2011 New Zealand general election on Saturday 26 November 2011 determined the membership of the 50th New Zealand Parliament.

Ōhāriu (New Zealand electorate) Current New Zealand electorate

Ōhāriu, previously spelled Ohariu and then Ōhariu, is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate returning one Member of Parliament to the House of Representatives. It first existed from 1978 to 1993, and was recreated for the 2008 election. In 2008, it was the successor to Ohariu-Belmont, first contested at the first mixed-member proportional (MMP) election in 1996. Through its existence Ohariu-Belmont was represented by Peter Dunne, leader of the United Future party. Dunne contested and won the recreated electorate in 2008. He announced on 21 August 2017, he would not be seeking re-election in the 2017 general election.

Peter Dunne New Zealand politician

Peter Francis Dunne is a retired New Zealand politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ōhāriu. He held the seat and its predecessors from 1984 to 2017—representing the Labour Party in Parliament from 1984 to 1994, and a succession of minor centrist parties from 1994. He was the Leader of Future New Zealand from 1994 to 1995, United New Zealand from 1996 to 2000, and United Future from 2000 to 2017.

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References

  1. "Today in Politics: Thursday, May 1" stuff.co.nz, 1 May 2014
  2. National releases list of candidates nzherald.co.nz, 27 July 2014