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Hon Jim Sutton

Published date: 30 Jul 2006
Labour Party
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Sutton, Jim
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Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Minister of Agriculture: 9 February 1990 - 2 November 1990
  • Minister of Forestry: 9 February 1990 - 2 November 1990
  • Minister of Rural Affairs: 10 December 1999 - 21 December 2004
  • Minister for Trade Negotiations: 10 December 1999 - 31 December 2005
  • Chairperson, Finance and Expenditure Committee
  • Minister of Agriculture: 10 December 1999 - 19 October 2005
  • Minister for Biosecurity: 23 February 2001 - 19 October 2005
  • Minister of Forestry: 15 August 2002 - 21 December 2004
  • Associate Minister for Rural Affairs: 21 December 2004 - 19 October 2005
  • Minister of State: 31 December 2005 - 31 July 2006
  • Associate Minister for Trade Negotiations: 31 December 2005 - 31 July 2006

Personal Details

  • Born 7 November 1941, Reading, England.
  • Arrived in NZ 1949.
  • Married with three children.

Education/Qualifications

  • Timaru Boys High School

Career

  • Farmer
  • Director Rambouillet NZ
  • Former Director Trustbank South Canterbury
  • Member for Waitaki: 14 July 1984 - 10 September 1990
  • Member for Timaru: 6 November 1993 - 6 September 1996
  • Member for Aoraki: 12 October 1996 - 11 August 2005
  • List member of Parliament: 17 September 2005 - 30 July 2006

Community Activities

  • Held various offices in Federated Farmers and other farming organisations

Party Activities

  • Stood unsuccessfully as Labour candidate for Waitaki 1981.
  • Elected to that seat 1984. Lost seat in 1990 election and returned to farming.
  • Re-elected as Labour MP for Timaru in 1993.

This is the archived biography page for former Member of Parliament, Hon Jim Sutton.