Scott Simpson (politician)

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Scott Simpson

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Simpson in 2017
Minister of Statistics
In office
2 May 2017 26 October 2017
Prime Minister Bill English
Preceded by Mark Mitchell
Succeeded by James Shaw
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Coromandel
Assumed office
Preceded by Sandra Goudie
Majority12,740 [1]
Personal details
Scott Anthony Simpson

(1959-11-04) 4 November 1959 (age 59)
NationalityNew Zealander
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.

New Zealand House of Representatives Sole chamber of New Zealand Parliament

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New Zealand National Party Major New Zealand political party

The New Zealand National Party, shortened to National or the Nats, is a centre-right political party in New Zealand. It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.


Early life

Simpson maintained responsibilities in the National Party hierarchies prior to election. He has been a National Party Northern Regional Chair [2] and a member of the National Party's Board of Directors. [3] [4] Simpson stood for selection as the National Party candidate for Tamaki in 2004. [2] [5] He was married to Desley Simpson, but they split up in 2004 or 2005. [6] 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. [6]

Tāmaki (New Zealand electorate)

Tāmaki is a parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The electorate is named after the Tamaki River that runs immediately east of the seat. The electorate is represented by Simon O'Connor, who became the National Party candidate after Allan Peachey withdrew from the 2011 election for health reasons; Peachey died before the election.

Desley Simpson is a New Zealand politician who is an Auckland Councillor.

Peter Goodfellow is a New Zealand businessman and politician, currently serving as President of the New Zealand National Party.

Member of Parliament

New Zealand Parliament
2011 2014 50th Coromandel 61 National
2014 2017 51st Coromandel45 National
2017 present 52nd Coromandel26 National

Simpson was selected as the National Party's Coromandel candidate in April 2011. [7] He was elected at the 2011 general election with a majority of 12,740 [1] .

Coromandel (New Zealand electorate) New Zealand electorate

Coromandel is a New Zealand electoral division returning one member to the House of Representatives. It is currently represented by Scott Simpson, a member of the National Party.

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.


  1. 1 2 New Zealand Parliament. "Final Results for the 2011 New Zealand General Election and Referendum" . Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. 1 2 Rowan, Juliet (12 October 2004). "Principal snares prized Tamaki". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. Morton, Jamie (29 November 2011). "Scott Simpson, National – Coromandel". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  4. Farrar, David (2 August 2009). "Goodfellow elected president". Kiwiblog. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  5. Slater, Cameron (20 April 2011). "Selection updates". Whale Oil. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  6. 1 2 Marshall, Jonathan (23 August 2009). "Tangled National love triangle". . Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  7. National Selects Scott Simpson as Coromandel Candidate, 20 April 2011
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Sandra Goudie
Member of Parliament for Coromandel