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National Party, 48 MPs

Members of New Zealand's 48th Parliament, elected September 2005. Find out more about the National Party

The National Party leader at election time was Don Brash. Gerry Brownlee is deputy leader. Wayne Eagleson was appointed chief of staff in November 2005 in his Parliamentary office to succeed Richard Long, former newspaper editor. Mr Eagleson is an expert in "reputation management and stakeholder relations" said Dr Brash.

National's senior Whip is Lindsay Tisch, the Junior Whip is Anne Tolley.

Find out more about National's Portfolio list - spokesmen and women announced on 26 October 2005. During the first week of November the spokespeople had changed - Dr Brash stripped the lowest ranking of his spokspeople, Brian Connell, of his responsibilities. This followed expressions of dissent from the backbencher, dissatisfied with the position given to him and other issues. The South Island Rakaia MP, who had won his seat with a substantial majority, had said "Under MMP, MPs have a choice - serve the party or serve the electorate. My route has been to serve the electorate and not blindly follow the party line".

Find out more about National Party principles - and the views of new MPs (the class of 2005) on matters of principle expressed in their maiden speeches. Find out also about the principles of other parties in Parliament.

Updated 7 December 2005

ARDERN, Shane
Taranaki-King Country Electorate

Shane Arden Taranaki-King Coutry National MP

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AUCHINVOLE, Chris
List Seat

AUCHINVOLE, Chris , National list MP

Find more personal background about Chris Auchinvole


BENNETT, David
Hamilton East Electorate

BENNETT, David , National Hamilton East MP

Find out more personal background about David Bennett

BENNETT, Paula
List Seat

BENNETT, Paula, National list MP

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BLUE, Jackie
List Seat

BLUE, Jackie, National list MP

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BLUMSKY, Mark
List Seat

BLUMSKY, Mark, National list MP

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BORROWS, Chester
Whanganui Electorate

BORROWS, Chester , Whanganui National MP

Find out more personal background about Chester Burrows

BRASH, Don
List Seat

BRASH, Don , National list MP

Find out more personal background about Don Brash

BROWNLEE, Gerry
Ilam Electorate

BROWNLEE, Gerry , National MP for Ilam

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CARTER, David
List Seat

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CARTER, John
Northland Electorate

CARTER, John, National MP for Northland

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CLARKSON, Bob
Tauranga Electorate

CLARKSON, Bob , Tauranga National MP

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COLEMAN, Jonathan
Northcote Electorate

COLEMAN, Jonathan , National Northcote MP

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COLLINS, Judith
Clevedon Electorate

COLLINS, Judith, National MP for Clevedon

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CONNELL, Brian
Rakaia Electorate

CONNELl, Brian, National MP for Rakaia

Find out more personal background about Brian Connell

DEAN, Jacqui
Otago Electorate

DEAN, Jacqui , National Otago MP

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ENGLISH, Bill
Clutha-Southland Electorate

ENGLISH, Bill, National MP for Clutha-Southland

Find out more personal background about Bill English


FINLAYSON, Christopher
List Seat
FINLAYSON, Christopher , National list MP
Find out more personal background about Chris Finlayson
FOSS, Craig
Tukituki Electorate

FOSS, Craig , National MP for Tukituki

Find out more personal background about Craig Foss


GOODHEW, Jo
Aoraki Electorate

GOODHEW, Jo , National MP for Aoraki

Find out more personal background from Jo Goodhew


GOUDIE, Sandra
Coromandel Electorate

GOUDIE, Sandra, National MP for Coromandel

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GROSER, Tim
List Seat
GROSER, Tim , National list MP
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GUY, Nathan
List Seat

GUY, Nathan , National list MP

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HAYES, John
Wairarapa Electorate

HAYES, John , National MP for Wairarapa

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HEATLEY, Phil
Whangarei Electorate

HEATLEY, Phil, National MPb for Whangerei

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HENARE, Tau
List Seat

HENARE, Tau , National list MP

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HUTCHISON, Paul
Port Waikato Electorate

HUTCHINSON, Paul, National MP for Port Waikato

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KEY, John
Helensville Electorate

KEY, John, National MP for Helensville

Find out more personal information about John Key


KING, Colin
Kaikoura Electorate
KING, Colin , National MP for Kaikoura
Find out more personal background about Colin King

MCCULLY, Murray
East Coast Bays Electorate

MCCULLY, Murray, National MP for East Coast Bays

Find our more personal background about Murray McCully


MAPP, Wayne
North Shore Electorate

MAPP, Wayne, National MP for North Shore

Find out more personal background about Wayne Mapp


PEACHEY, Allan
Tamaki Electorate
PEACHEY, Allan , National MP for Tamaki
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POWER, Simon
Rangitikei Electorate

POWER, Simon , National MP for Rangitiki

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RICH, Katherine
List Seat

RICH, Katherine, National list MP

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ROY, Eric
Invercargill Electorate
ROY, Eric,National MP for Invercargil
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RYALL, Tony
Bay of Plenty Electorate

RYALL, Tony , National MP for Bay of Plenty

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SIMICH, Clem
List Seat

SIMICH, Clem, National list MP

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SMITH, Lockwood
Rodney Electorate

SMITH, Lockwood, National MP for Rodney

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SMITH, Nick
Nelson Electorate

SMITH, Nick , National MP for Nelson

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TE HEUHEU, Georgina
List Seat

TE HEUHEU, Georgina, National list MP

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TISCH, Lindsay
Piako Electorate

TISCH, Lindsay, National MP for Piako

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TOLLEY, Anne
East Coast Electorate

TOLLEY, Anne, National MP for East Coast

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TREMAIN, Chris
Napier Electorate

TREMAIN, Chris , National MP for Napier

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WAGNER, Nicky
List Seat

WAGNER, Nicky, National list MP

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WILKINSON, Kate
List Seat

WILKINSON, Kate , National list MP

Find out more personal background about Kate Wilkinson


WILLIAMSON, Maurice
Pakuranga Electorate

WILLIAMSON, Mauice, National MP for Pakuranga

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WONG, Pansy
List Seat

WONG, Pansy, National list MP

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WORTH, Richard
List Seat

Richard Worth, National list MP

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Updated 4 November 2005