|Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives|
27 June 2019
|Prime Minister||Jacinda Ardern|
|Preceded by||Ruth Dyson|
| Parliamentary Under-Secretary |
for Ethnic Communities
26 October 2017 –27 June 2019
|Prime Minister||Jacinda Ardern|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for Mount Roskill
3 December 2016
|Preceded by||Phil Goff|
|Born||10 May 1980|
Michael Philip Wood (born 10 May 1980) is a New Zealand politician and, since winning the Mount Roskill by-election in December 2016, a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He is a member of the Labour Party.
A by-election was held in the Mount Roskill electorate on 3 December 2016. The seat was vacated following the resignation of Phil Goff after he was elected Mayor of Auckland.
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Wood was born in 1980. He lives in Roskill South with his wife Julie and three sons.
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Following Goff's election to the Auckland mayoralty and resignation as a Member of Parliament in October 2016, Wood was confirmed as the candidate for the Mt Roskill by-election.Turnout was above average for a by-election, and Wood received more than twice as many votes as his closest rival, Parmjeet Parmar of the National Party.
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