Members of Parliament

Current MPs

Political party
Labour Party
Carol Beaumont.

Carol Beaumont.

Information
Date:
16 May 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
Email contacts
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Carol Beaumont

List member, Labour Party

  • Entered Parliament: 28 November 2008
  • Member of the following Parliaments: 49th and 50th

Member for / List Party Date
List Labour Party 28 November 2008 – 26 November 2011
List Labour Party 13 March 2013 -

Current Parliamentary Roles

  • Assistant Whip
  • Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee
  • Spokesperson, Consumer Rights and Standards
  • Spokesperson, Women’s Affairs
  • Associate Spokesperson, Labour

Former Parliamentary Roles

Select Committees

  • Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: December 2008 - 9 February 2011
  • Member, Justice and Electoral Committee: 9 February 2011 - 20 October 2011
  • Member, Education and Science Committee: 20 March 2013 - 25 September 2013

Spokesperson Roles

  • Associate Spokesperson, Labour: 20 November 2008 - 3 February 2011
  • Spokesperson, Consumer Affairs: 20 November 2008 - 15 December 2011
  • Spokesperson, Women's Affairs: 3 February 2011 - 26 November 2011
  • Associate Spokesperson, Education (Skills): 3 February 2011 - 26 November 2011
  • Associate Spokesperson, Employment, Skills and Training: 25 February 2013 - 23 September 2013

Personal details

  • Born 6 October 1960, Hamilton.

Education/qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Waikato 1981
  • Secondary Teachers Diploma, Auckland Secondary Teachers College 1982

Career

  • Research Officer, New Zealand University Students' Association 1983-1985
  • Industrial Officer, New Zealand Nurses Association 1985-1988
  • Women's Health Coordinator, National Community Health Resource, United Kingdom 1988-1990
  • Organiser, Distribution and General Workers Union 1990-1993
  • Community Health Worker, Leichhardt Women's Health Centre, Australia 1993-1994
  • Industrial Officer, National Tertiary Education Union, Australia 1994-1995
  • Retail Secretary, National Distribution Union 1995-2000
  • Board Member, Retail Industry Training Organisation 1996-2000
  • Director, Organising Centre, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions 2000-2003
  • Member, Pay and Employment Equity Taskforce 2003-2004
  • Ministerial Advisory Committee on Employment Relations Education 2003-2004
  • Secretary, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions 2003-2008
  • Member, Governance Group, Skills New Zealand Tripartite Forum 2003-2008
  • Member, Food and Beverage Taskforce 2005-2006
  • Member/Co-Chair, Food and Beverage Skills and Training Action Group 2005-2008
  • Adviser to the Small Business Advisory Group 2007-2008
  • Member, Workplace Health and Safety Council 2007-2008
  • Adviser to EEO Trust Board of Trustees 2008
  • List member of Parliament 8 November 2008-26 November 2011
  • Campaign Adviser, Maritime Union of New Zealand February 2012-December 2012
  • Consultant, Campaign and Organisational Development 2012

Community activities

  • Student Union and representative roles during school and tertiary education 1978-1983
  • Union member, delegate and Executive member in a range of unions 1983-
  • Member, Coalition for Equal Value Equal Pay 1990-1991
  • Member, Newtown Union Health Centre 1990-1993
  • Chair, Newtown Union Health Centre 1992-1993
  • Member, Wellington Working Women's Resource Centre 1992-1993
  • Member, Management Committee, Leichardt Women's Health Centre 1994-1995
  • Member, Auckland Working Women's Resource Centre 1996-
  • Member, Union Made Choir 1998-2003
  • Member, The Onehunga Enhancement Society 2008-
  • Member, Republican Movement of Aotearoa 2009-
  • Member, Business and Professional Women (Tamaki Branch) 2009-
  • Member, The Dolphin Theatre, Onehunga 2009-
  • Member, UNIFEM/UN Women 2009-
  • Member, Amnesty International 2010-
  • Member, YMCA Leadership Programme 2010-
  • Member, Pacific Women's Watch 2011-
  • Member, Child Poverty Action 2011-
  • Member, Rotary Club of Onehunga One Tree Hill 2011-
  • Member, National Council of Women (Auckland Branch) 2012-
  • Convenor, Employment Standing Committee, NZ National Council of Women 2012

Party activities

  • Member, Maungakiekie Labour Electorate Council 1999-
  • Member, Council of the New Zealand Labour Party 2000-2003
  • Auckland/Northland regional representative, Labour Party 2000-2003
  • Campaign Manager, Tamaki electorate, 2002
  • Parliamentary list candidate, 2002
  • Chair, Maungakiekie Labour Electorate Committee 2012
  • Co-Chair, Labour Party Women's Council 2012-2013