Ian McKelvie

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Ian McKelvie
4th Mayor of Manawatu
In office
November 2002 15 December 2011
Preceded byAudrey Severinsen
Succeeded by Margaret Kouvelis
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Rangitīkei
Assumed office
30 November 2011 (2011-11-30)
Preceded by Simon Power
Majority10,290
Personal details
Born1952/1953 (age 65–66)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Political party National Party
Spouse(s)Sue
Alma mater Massey University
Website www.ianmckelvie.co.nz

Ian Robert Flockhart McKelvie (born 1952/1953) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He is a member of the National Party.

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Early life

McKelvie was born in Palmerston North and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School. He then gained a Diploma of Agriculture from Massey University. [1] He was the Mayor of Manawatu from 2002 until 2011. He resigned from the position on being elected to Parliament. He was the longest-serving mayor of the district to date, being in office for 9 years and 20 days. [2]

Palmerston North Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand

Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Located in the eastern Manawatu Plains, the city is near the north bank of the Manawatu River, 35 km (22 mi) from the river's mouth, and 12 km (7 mi) from the end of the Manawatu Gorge, about 140 km (87 mi) north of the capital, Wellington. Palmerston North is the country's seventh-largest city and eighth-largest urban area, with an urban population of 86,600.

Massey University university in New Zealand

Massey University is a university based in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with significant campuses in Albany and Wellington. Massey University has approximately 30,883 students, 13,796 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students, making it New Zealand's second largest university when not counting international students. Research is undertaken on all three campuses, and more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university.

The Mayor of Manawatu officiates over the Manawatu District of New Zealand, which is administered by the Manawatu District Council (MDC). The role was created in 1989 with the formation of the Manawatu District. The current mayor, Margaret Kouvelis from Feilding, was first elected in a by-election in March 2012 and is the fifth holder of the position.

He is the Board Chair of Special Olympics New Zealand. [3]

Member of Parliament

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateListParty
2011 2014 50th Rangitīkei 58 National
2014 2017 51st Rangitīkei41 National
2017 present 52nd Rangitīkei37 National

McKelvie was named as the National Party candidate for the Rangitīkei electorate following the announcement by sitting member Simon Power of his retirement from politics. [4] At the 2011 election, McKelvie won the seat with a majority of 9,382 ahead of Labour's Josie Pagani. [5] He currently serves on three select committees: primary production; regulations review; and law and order. [6] McKelvie was re-elected in the Rangitīkei electorate during the 2014 New Zealand general election with an increased majority.[ citation needed ]

Rangitīkei (New Zealand electorate) electorate of Parliament to the New Zealand

Rangitīkei is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Rangitīkei is Ian McKelvie of the National Party. He has held this position since 2011.

Simon Power New Zealand politician

Simon James Power is a former New Zealand politician. He was a member of the National Party and became Minister of Justice in the 2008–2011 National-led Government. He had previously served as the National Party's chief whip, and as its justice and corrections spokesman.

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References

  1. "Candidate's rural roots run deep". Manawatu Standard. 8 June 2011. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  2. "MCD Roll of Members Register" (PDF). Manawatu District Council. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  3. Special Olympics New Zealand Names Ian Mckelvie As Board Chair voxy.co.nz, 8 October 2010
  4. Kirk, Stacey (10 November 2011). "North v south battle looms in Rangitikei". Manawatu Standard. p. 2. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. "Official count results — Rangitīkei". Electoral Commission. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  6. "New Zealand Parliament — McKelvie, Ian". New Zealand Parliament. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Simon Power
Member of Parliament for Rangitīkei
2011–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Audrey Severinsen
Mayor of Manawatu
2002–2011
Succeeded by
Margaret Kouvelis