|Member of Parliament|
23 September 2017
|Preceded by||Sam Lotu-Iiga|
|Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward Councillor|
13 October 2013 –12 October 2017
|Preceded by||Richard Northey|
|Succeeded by||Josephine Bartley|
|Born||4 December 1970|
Paeroa, New Zealand
|Political party|| New Zealand National Party |
Auckland Future (Local)
|United Future (until 2009)|
Denise Adrienne Lee(previously known as Denise Krum), born 4 December 1970, is a New Zealand politician who has been the National Party's Member of Parliament for the Maungakiekie electorate since 2017. She was previously an Auckland Council local body councillor.
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Maungakiekie is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Maungakiekie is Denise Lee of the National Party. The name is from Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill, a large and symbolically important hill at the western end of the seat; the name denotes the presence of kiekie vines on the hill.
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Lee was born in Paeroa in 1970 and is the daughter of Graeme Lee, who was also a Member of Parliament.
Paeroa, a small town in New Zealand, lies in the northern Waikato region of the Thames Valley. Located at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula, it is close to the junction of the Waihou and Ohinemuri Rivers, 20 kilometres from the coast at the Firth of Thames. The population is 3900.
The Honourable Graeme Ernest Lee,, is a former New Zealand politician. Originally a National Party MP, he broke away to found the Christian Democrat Party.
She was married and known as Denise Krum during the start of her political career, before returning to her maiden name following the 2016 local election.
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|2013 –16||Maungakiekie-Tāmaki||Communities & Residents|
|2016 –17||Maungakiekie-Tāmaki||Auckland Future|
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|New Zealand Parliament|
In 2017 she announced she would seek selection as the National Party's candidate for Maungakiekie at the 2017 general election.On 7 March 2017 Lee was selected as National's candidate for Maungakiekie. She was elected at the 2017 general election with a majority of almost 2000 votes.
She resigned from her position as councillor for the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki ward, effective 12 October 2017,triggering a by-election held on 17 February 2018.
In her maiden speech, Lee noted that the driving force behind her political career was the death of her son.She said that;
Politics really did become personal for me then. A flick of the pen, the wording of an amendment, an exchange in this debating chamber—Parliament's processes affect everyday lives.
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