Simpson in 2017
|29th Minister of Statistics|
2 May 2017 –26 October 2017
|Prime Minister||Bill English|
|Preceded by||Mark Mitchell|
|Succeeded by||James Shaw|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
|Preceded by||Sandra Goudie|
Scott Anthony Simpson
4 November 1959
|Political party||National Party|
Scott Anthony Simpson (born 4 November 1959) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He is a member of the National Party.
Simpson maintained responsibilities in the National Party hierarchies prior to election. He has been a National Party Northern Regional Chairand a member of the National Party's Board of Directors. Simpson stood for selection as the National Party candidate for Tamaki in 2004. He was married to Desley Simpson, but they split up in 2004 or 2005. Scott Simpson stood for the National Party presidency in 2009 but lost out to Peter Goodfellow; his former wife has lived with Goodfellow since September 2008.
|New Zealand Parliament|
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On 2 May 2017, Prime Minister Bill English announced that Simpson will be appointed to a Minister outside cabinet as Minister of Statistics, Associate Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister for the Environment.
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| Member of Parliament for Coromandel |