Members of Parliament

Current MPs

Political party
Labour Party
Chris Hipkins.

Chris Hipkins.

Information
Date:
31 March 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
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Chris Hipkins

Member for Rimutaka, Labour Party

Current Parliamentary Roles

  • Member, Education and Science Committee
  • Member, Privileges Committee
  • Spokesperson, Early Childhood Education
  • Spokesperson, Education

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Member, Government Administration Committee 9 December 2008-20 October 2011
  • Associate Spokesperson, Energy 20 November 2008-3 February 2011
  • Spokesperson, Internal Affairs 20 November 2008-19 December 2011
  • Spokesperson, Sport and Recreation 5 May 2009-3 February 2011
  • Member, Regulations Review Committee 21 July 2010-22 June 2011
  • Member, Local Government and Environment Committee 4 August 2010-9 February 2011
  • Spokesperson, ACC 3 February 2011-19 December 2011
  • Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee 9 February 2011-20 October 2011
  • Member, Education and Science Committee 20 December 2011-28 March 2012
  • Spokesperson, State Services 19 December 2011-25 February 2013
  • Associate Spokesperson, Education 19 December 2011-25 February 2013
  • Chief Whip 20 December 2011-17 September 2013
  • Member, Business Committee 20 December 2011-17 September 2013
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee 28 February 2012-25 September 2013

Personal details

  • Born Wellington, 1978

Education/qualifications

  • Waterloo Primary School
  • Hutt Intermediate
  • Hutt Valley Memorial College / Petone College
  • Head Boy, Petone College 1996
  • National Certificate in Adult Education and Training
  • BA in Politics and Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Policy, Victoria University of Wellington

Career

  • President, Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association
  • Policy Advisor, Industry Training Federation of New Zealand
  • Senior Consultant, Learning Energy New Zealand (Training Manager role)
  • Senior Advisor, Hon Trevor Mallard MP and Hon Steve Maharey MP
  • Senior Advisor to Rt Hon Helen Clark MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Regional Chairperson, Student Job Search
  • Education Officer, Health Professions Council (UK)

Party activities

  • Member, Labour Party 1996-

Leisure activities

  • Road and mountain biking, skiing, tramping, swimming, reading and cooking