Tim van de Molen

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Tim van de Molen

Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waikato
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Preceded by Lindsay Tisch
Personal details
Political party National
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Timothy John van de Molen is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.


Personal life

Van de Molen lives in Tamahere, Waikato and has worked as a farmer and a rural manager for Rabobank. In 2013, Tim won the NZ Young Farmer of the Year Award after coming runner up in 2011. He is married with a daughter. [1] [2]

Political career

At the 2017 general election van de Molen stood in the electorate of Waikato. He had not previously stood for parliament or other office. The Waikato electorate has been held by the National party since 1938, apart from two periods where the electorate did not exist. van de Molen was selected by National to replace Lindsay Tisch as their candidate; Tisch had held the electorate from 2008 to 2017 but decided not to seek re-election.

Member of parliament

New Zealand Parliament
2017 present 52nd Waikato 66 National


  1. "National selects new Waikato candidate for 2017 - Scoop News". Scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. "Matangi banker takes out young farmer title". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Lindsay Tisch
Member of Parliament for Waikato