Shadow Cabinet of John Key

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New Zealand political leader John Key assembled a "shadow cabinet" within the National Party caucus after his election to the position of Leader of the Opposition in 2006. He composed this of individuals who acted for the party as spokespeople in assigned roles while he was Leader of the Opposition (2006–2008).

John Key 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand

Sir John Phillip Key is a former New Zealand politician who served as the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand and Leader of the New Zealand National Party. He was elected leader of the party in November 2006 and appointed Prime Minister in November 2008, resigning from both posts in December 2016. After leaving politics, Key was appointed to board of director and chairmanship roles in New Zealand corporations.

As the National Party formed the largest party not in government at the time, the frontbench team was as a result the Official Opposition within the New Zealand House of Representatives.

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.

Official Opposition (New Zealand)

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New Zealand House of Representatives Sole chamber of New Zealand Parliament

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.

Frontbench team

The list below contains a list of Key's spokespeople and their respective roles as announced December 2006. The first thirty members are given rankings with an extended group of junior members who are unranked. [1]

RankSpokespersonPortfolio
1 John Key Leader of the Opposition
Spokesperson of SIS
2Hon Bill English Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Deputy Spokesperson of Finance
3 Gerry Brownlee Shadow Leader of the House
Spokesperson of Energy
Spokesperson of State Owned Services
Spokesperson of State Services
Chair of Policy Committee
4 Simon Power Spokesperson of Justice
Spokesperson of Corrections
Spokesperson of Commerce
5Hon Dr Nick Smith Spokesperson for the Environment/RMA
Spokesperson of Conservation
Spokesperson for Climate Change
Spokesperson of Building and Construction
Caucus Representative on the National Party board
6Hon Tony Ryall Spokesperson of Health
7 Judith Collins Spokesperson of Welfare
Spokesperson of Veteran's Affairs
Spokesperson of Family Affairs
8 Katherine Rich Spokesperson of Education
9Hon Maurice Williamson Spokesperson for Transport
Spokesperson for Communications and Information Technology
10 David Carter Spokesperson of Agriculture
11 Murray McCully Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs
Spokesperson of Sport and Recreation
Associate Spokesperson of Defense
12Hon Dr Lockwood Smith Spokesperson of Immigration
Spokesperson of Revenue
Associate Spokesperson of Finance
13Dr Wayne Mapp Spokesperson of Defense
Spokesperson of Auckland Issues
Associate Spokesperson of Labor and Industrial Relations
Chair of Caucus Policy Committee
14 Chris Finlayson Shadow Attorney-General
Spokesperson of Treaty Negotiations
Spokesperson of Arts, Culture and Heritage
15 Tim Groser Spokesperson for Trade
Associate Spokesperson of Finance
16 Anne Tolley Chief Whip
Associate Spokesperson for Welfare (CYFS)
17 Lindsay Tisch Spokesperson of Tourism
Spokesperson of Small Business
Spokesperson of Racing
18 Pansy Wong Spokesperson of ACC)
Spokesperson of Ethnic Affairs
Associate Spokesperson of Education (International Education)
Associate Spokesperson of Immigration
19 John Carter Spokesperson of Local Government
Spokesperson of Civil Defense
20 Phil Heatley Spokesperson of Housing
Spokesperson of Fisheries
Associate Spokesperson of Energy
21 Georgina te Heuheu Spokesperson for Maori Affairs (Culture & Development)
Associate Spokesperson of Defense
22 Paul Hutchison Spokesperson of Tertiary Education
Associate Spokesperson of ACC
Spokesperson of Research, Science and Technology/CRIs
Spokesperson of Policy on Children
Spokesperson of Disability Issues
23 Shane Ardern Spokesperson of Biosecurity
Spokesperson of Fisheries
Spokesperson of Customs
24Dr Richard Worth Spokesperson of Economic Development
Associate Spokesperson of Justice
Associate Spokesperson of Ethnic Affairs
25 Tau Henare Spokesperson for Maori Affairs (Education & TPK)
26 Jonathan Coleman Spokesperson for Broadcasting
Associate Spokesperson of Health
27 Clem Simich Deputy Speaker
Associate Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs
28 Kate Wilkinson Spokesperson for Labor and Industrial Relations
Spokesperson of Consumer Affairs
Associate Spokesperson of Justice
29 Eric Roy Spokesperson of Outdoor Recreation
Associate Spokesperson of Conservation
30 Sandra Goudie Spokesperson of Senior Citizens
Spokesperson of Internal Affairs
Associate Spokesperson of Local Government
Chris Auchinvole Associate Spokesperson of Energy (Mining)
Associate Spokesperson of Tourism
David Bennett Associate Spokesperson of Transport
Paula Bennett Associate Spokesperson of Education (Early Childhood)
Jackie Blue Spokesperson of Women's Affairs
Associate Spokesperson of Health
Mark Blumsky Associate Spokesperson of Local Government
Associate Spokesperson of Economic Development
Chester Borrows Spokesperson of Police
Associate Spokesperson of Welfare
Bob Clarkson Associate Spokesperson of Building and Construction
Associate Spokesperson of Housing
Jacqui Dean Associate Spokesperson for the Environment/RMA
Craig Foss Associate Spokesperson of Finance
Associate Spokesperson of Agriculture (Horticulture)
Jo Goodhew Associate Spokesperson of Health
Nathan Guy Junior Whip
Associate Spokesperson of Agriculture
John Hayes Associate Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Pacific Island and ODA)
Colin King Associate Spokesperson of Education (Trade Training)
Allan Peachey Associate Spokesperson of Education
Katrina Shanks Associate Spokesperson of Commerce
Associate Spokesperson of Economic Development
Chris Tremain Associate Spokesperson of Economic Development
Associate Spokesperson of Small Business
Nicky Wagner Spokesperson of Youth
Associate Spokesperson for the Environment/RMA
Associate Spokesperson of Arts, Culture and Heritage

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  1. Who' Who 2005, p. 28-9.