|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|
|Succeeded by||Priyanca Radhakrishnan|
|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.
Wood was born in 1980. He lives in Roskill South with his wife Julie and three sons. Prior to a career in politics he worked as an adviser for Habitat for Humanity and as a senior negotiator with the Finance and Information Workers Union.
Wood stood in Pakuranga during the 2002 and 2005 elections and was on the Labour Party list in 2008. In 2010 he was elected to the Puketāpapa Local Board representing Roskill Community Voice.
He was the Labour candidate during the 2011 Botany by-election and in the 2014 election stood in Epsom.
After serving as the Mount Roskill Labour electorate chairman, in June 2016 he was selected as the Labour party's electorate candidate for the 2017 election following Phil Goff announcing he would instead contest the 2016 Auckland mayoralty election. Goff endorsed Wood as his successor.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|2016 –2017||51st||Mt Roskill||Labour|
|2017 –present||52nd||Mt Roskill||27||Labour|
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.
On 16 December 2016, he was named as the Labour Party's spokesman on Consumer Affairs, Ethnic Communities, and Revenue. On 7 February 2017, the first sitting day of Parliament since his election, he took the House of Representatives' Oath of Allegiance.Wood retained the Mount Roskill electorate in 2017, preserving his large majority.
Wood was sworn in as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Ethnic Communities following the formation of the Sixth Labour Government.
In a June 2019 reshuffle, Wood was promoted to Chief Government Whip, succeeding Ruth Dyson.Since 25 March 2020, Wood has been a member of the Epidemic Response Committee, a select committee that considers the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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