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Mark William James Patterson is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the New Zealand First party.
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Patterson had a career as a sheep farmer in Lawrence, Otago, and was involved with the Meat Industry Excellence Group.
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Patterson was previously involved with the National Party and unsuccessfully contested the nomination for the Clutha-Southland electorate in 2014 upon Bill English's decision to become a List MP, but lost to Todd Barclay.
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In 2017 election Patterson stood for New Zealand First in the Clutha-Southland electorate and was placed 7 on New Zealand First's party list.He duly entered parliament via the party list.
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