Stuart Smith (politician)

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Stuart Smith

MP
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Kaikōura
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Preceded by Colin King
Majority12,570
Personal details
Political party National
Spouse(s)Julie Smith
Website stuartsmith.co.nz

Stuart Tayler Smith is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.

2014 New Zealand general election

The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.

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.

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateListParty
2014 2017 51st Kaikōura 62 National
2017 present 52nd Kaikōura47 National

Smith is a former chairman of the New Zealand Winegrowers Association. In 2013 he contested the National Party selection for the Kaikōura seat, defeating incumbent Colin King. [1] He was elected at the 2014 election with a majority of 12,570 votes. [2]

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References

  1. Smith picked over King stuff.co.nz, 18 December 2013
  2. "Kaikōura: electoral profile". New Zealand Parliament. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Colin King
Member of Parliament for Kaikōura
2014–present
Incumbent