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Jim Anderton.

Jim Anderton.

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Date:
26 November 2011

Hon Jim Anderton

Progressive

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Alliance Spokesperson, Finance and Revenue 1996-1999
  • Alliance Spokesperson, Senior Citizens 1996-1999
  • Alliance Spokesperson, Superannuation 1996-1999
  • Alliance Spokesperson, Treaty Issues 1996-1999
  • Member Privileges Committee 6 March 1997-18 October 1999
  • Member Standing Orders Committee 6 March 1997-18 October 1999
  • Minister Responsible for the Public Trust Office 10 December 1999-01 March 2002
  • Minister Responsible for the Audit Department 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Deputy Prime Minister 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Minister for Economic Development 10 December 1999-19 October 2005
  • Minister for Industry and Regional Development 10 December 1999-19 October 2005
  • Acting Minister of Consumer Affairs 23 February 2001-15 August 2002
  • Acting Minister of Customs 23 February 2001-15 August 2002
  • Minister Responsible for the Public Trust 1 March 2002-19 November 2008
  • Associate Minister of Health 15 August 2002-19 November 2008
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee 29 August 2002-11 August 2005
  • Minister of Forestry 21 December 2004-19 November 2008
  • Minister of Agriculture 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Minister for Biosecurity 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Minister of Fisheries 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Associate Minister for Tertiary Education 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Opposition Spokesperson, Agriculture 20 November 2008-21 July 2010
  • Member, Business Committee 8 December 2008-20 October 2011
  • Member, Primary Production Committee 9 December 2008-20 October 2011
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee 7 July 2009-20 October 2011
  • Member, Electoral Legislation Committee 29 March 2010-20 October 2011

Personal details

Born 21 January 1938, Auckland, married with three sons, one daughter

Education/qualifications

Seddon Memorial Technical College Auckland Teacher’s College

Career

  • Teacher for two years
  • Former Child Welfare officer, Education Department, Wanganui
  • Councillor, Manukau City 1965-1968
  • Secretary, Catholic Diocesan Office, Auckland 1967-1969
  • Export Manager, UEB Textiles 1969-1970
  • Managing Director, Anderton Holdings 1971-1984
  • Councillor, Auckland City 1974-1977
  • Member, Auckland Regional Authority 1977-1980

Party activities

  • Member, Labour Party 1963-18 April 1989
  • President, Labour Party 1979-1984
  • Member, Labour Party Policy Council 1979-1989
  • Member of Parliament, Sydenham electorate 14 July 1984-12 October 1996
  • Independent member of Parliament 18 April 1989-2 May 1989
  • Leader, New Labour Party 2 May 1989-1 December 1991
  • Leader, Alliance Party 1 December 1991-10 November 1994
  • Leader, Alliance Party 7 May 1995-27 July 2002
  • Member of Parliament, Wigram electorate 12 October 1996-26 November 2011
  • Leader, Progressive Coalition 27 July 2002-15 April 2004
  • Leader, Progressive Party 15 April 2004-26 November 2011

Leisure activities

Enjoys golf, chess, cricket, classical guitar

This is the archived biography page for former member of Parliament, Jim Anderton.