Members of Parliament

Current MPs

Political party
National Party
David Carter.

David Carter.

Information
Date:
10 March 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
Email contacts
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Rt Hon David Carter

List member, National Party

Current Parliamentary Roles

  • Speaker
  • Chairperson, Business Committee
  • Chairperson, Officers of Parliament Committee
  • Chairperson, Standing Orders Committee

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Junior Whip 19 December 1996-8 September 1998
  • Minister for Senior Citizens 31 August 1998-10 December 1999
  • Associate Minister of Revenue 31 August 1998-10 December 1999
  • Associate Minister for Food, Fibre, Biosecurity and Border Control 31 August 1998-10 December 1999
  • Associate Minister of Education 22 June 1999-10 December 1999
  • Associate Spokesperson, Finance -2 November 2003
  • Spokesperson, Housing 2 November 2003-26 October 2005
  • Spokesperson, Tourism 26 October 2005-1 December 2006
  • Chairperson, Primary Production Committee 9 November 2005-3 October 2008
  • Minister of Agriculture 19 November 2008-14 December 2011
  • Minister for Biosecurity 19 November 2008-14 December 2011
  • Minister of Forestry 19 November 2008-14 December 2011
  • Minister of Local Government 3 April 2012-29 January 2013
  • Minister for Primary Industries 14 December 2011-29 January 2013
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee 10 July 2013-8 August 2013

Personal details

  • Born 3 April 1952, Christchurch
  • Married with four children

Education/qualifications

  • B Ag Sci, Lincoln

Career

  • Former Businessman, Christchurch
  • Former Hotelier, Christchurch
  • Former Property developer, Christchurch
  • Farmer for 34 years

Party activities

  • Involved with the National party since 1975