Paula Bennett

New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament

Paula Lee Bennett (born 9 April 1969) is a New Zealand politician. She is the Deputy Leader of the National Party and MP for Upper Harbour. She was the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand between December 2016 and October 2017.


Paula Bennett

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Bennett in 2018
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
LeaderBill English
Simon Bridges
Preceded byKelvin Davis
Deputy Leader of the National Party
Assumed office
12 December 2016
LeaderBill English
Simon Bridges
Preceded byBill English
18th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
12 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Preceded byBill English
Succeeded byWinston Peters
Minister of State Services
In office
8 October 2014 – 26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJohn Key
Bill English
Preceded byJonathan Coleman
Succeeded byChris Hipkins
14th Minister for Women
In office
20 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Prime MinisterBill English
Preceded byLouise Upston
Succeeded byJulie Anne Genter
19th Minister of Tourism
In office
20 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Prime MinisterBill English
Preceded byJohn Key
Succeeded byKelvin Davis
25th Minister of Police
In office
20 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Prime MinisterBill English
Preceded byJudith Collins
Succeeded byStuart Nash
Minister for Climate Change Issues
In office
14 December 2015 – 26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJohn Key
Bill English
Preceded byTim Groser
Succeeded byJames Shaw
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Upper Harbour
Assumed office
21 September 2014
Preceded byconstituency established
Majority9,692
Personal details
Born (1969-04-09) 9 April 1969 (age 51)
Auckland, New Zealand[1]
NationalityNew Zealand
Political partyNational Party
Spouse(s)Alan Philps[2]
Children1
Alma materMassey University (BA)
OccupationRecruitment consultant

ReferencesEdit

  1. Paula Bennett. "Address in reply". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). 628. New Zealand Parliament. p. 191. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  2. "MP Paula Bennett marries mystery man". Stuff.co.nz. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2016.