Willis speaking in 2017
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for National Party list
3 April 2018
|Preceded by||Steven Joyce|
Nicola Valentine Willis
7 March 1981
|Political party||National Party|
Nicola Valentine Willis(born 7 March 1981) is a New Zealand politician who is a Member of Parliament for the National Party. Following Steven Joyce's announcement that he will retire from politics, Willis took his seat in parliament.
|New Zealand Parliament|
Willis contested at the 2017 election as National's candidate for the electorate of Wellington Central.She was number 58 on the list and based on preliminary results, she would enter parliament. However final results revealed that National went down two seats whilst the Labour and Green parties increased by a seat each. Willis was second in line should there be a vacancy in a list seat held by a National Party MP during the 52nd New Zealand Parliament, and following Bill English and Steven Joyce's resignation in March 2018, Willis along with Maureen Pugh entered parliament.
Willis was appointed National's spokesperson on early childhood education by leader Simon Bridges.