|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
23 September 2017
|Preceded by||Winston Peters|
Ronald Matthew Kingis a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.
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King is a beef farmer from Okaihau. He is a former police officer, retiring in 2007.
Okaihau is a small town in the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island, just north of Kaikohe. State Highway 1 passes through the town. According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Okaihau has a population of 696, a decrease of 21 people since the 2006 census.
King stood as a candidate for the National Party nomination at the 2015 Northland by-election, but lost to Mark Osborne.
A by-election was held in the Northland electorate on 28 March 2015. The seat had been vacated following the resignation of Mike Sabin of the National Party from the House of Representatives on 30 January 2015. Northland was generally regarded as a safe National seat; the party has held the seat since its creation for the 1996 election. The election was won by Winston Peters of New Zealand First. As Peters was already a list MP for his party, this allowed New Zealand First an additional list member, Ria Bond, to join parliament.
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King was selected to contest the Northland electorate for the National Partyand defeated incumbent Winston Peters in the 2017 general election held on 23 September 2017.
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