Simpson in 2017
|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.
The New Zealand House of Representatives is a component of the New Zealand Parliament, along with the Sovereign. The House passes all laws, provides ministers to form a Cabinet, and supervises the work of the Government. It is also responsible for adopting the state's budgets and approving the state's accounts.
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.
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.
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.
|New Zealand Parliament|
Simpson was selected as the National Party's Coromandel candidate in April 2011.He was elected at the 2011 general election with a majority of 12,740 .
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.
|New Zealand Parliament|
| Member of Parliament for Coromandel |