Matt King (politician)

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Matt King

Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Northland
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Preceded by Winston Peters
Personal details
Political party National

Ronald Matthew King [1] is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.


Personal life

King is a beef farmer from Okaihau. He is a former police officer, retiring in 2007. [2]

Political career

Member of parliament

New Zealand Parliament
2017 present 52nd Northland 51 National

King was selected to contest the Northland electorate for the National Party [3] and defeated incumbent Winston Peters in the 2017 general election held on 23 September 2017. [4]


  1. "Daily progress for Tuesday, 7 November 2017". New Zealand Parliament. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. "Matt King named as National's candidate - Northland Age - Northland Age News".
  3. "Northland candidates go head-to-head as Winston Peters fights to retain the seat". 28 August 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. "King beats kingmaker in nail-biting race for Northland seat". NZ Herald – 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Winston Peters
Member of Parliament for Northland