Meet Duncan Webb
I became an MP to change people’s lives for the better. It’s a privilege, and a job I will never tire of.
Duncan Webb is the MP for Christchurch Central, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Minister for State Owned Enterprises.
Duncan grew up in east Christchurch and went to Shirley Boys High and the University of Canterbury. A former Professor of Law, he stood for Parliament in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes, after acting as lawyer for affected homeowners. He witnessed first-hand how Governments could fail communities.
He's most proud of big wins for Christchurch like funding for more buses, infrastructure investment like the youth hub and cancer accommodation, and progressing mass transit proposals. He believes Kiwis want their Government to support those who need it most in the here and now, while not backing down on long-term thinking that will set New Zealand up for a high wage, low carbon economy in future.
Duncan lives in Christchurch with his partner Suzanne and has three adult sons. He can be spotted around Christchurch enjoying the cycling infrastructure on his bike – when he's not painting his St Albans villa or kayaking down a river.