Annette King

I have proudly been the MP for Rongotai, formerly the Miramar seat, since 1993. The stunning Chatham Islands are part of the electorate and it is always a highlight of my year to visit the islands.

I’m originally from Murchison and trained as a school dental nurse and then became a tutor at the School of Dental Nurses in Wellington.  I completed a BA from Waikato University while working full time.  I was the MP for Horowhenua from 1984 until 1990.

I was appointed Under Secretary in 1987 and Minister in the 4th Labour Government 1989 – 1990.

In 1993 I was elected MP for Miramar.  I became the MP for Rongotai in 1996 with the introduction of MMP elections.

I was a Minister in the 5th Labour Government for 9 years, with Health, Transport and Police being three stand out portfolios.

After the 2008 election, I was delighted to take up the role of Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.  I was also the Labour Party’s spokesperson on Social Policy.

Following my re-election to the Rongotai seat in the 2011 election, I stood down as Deputy Leader and took up the roles of Spokesperson for Housing and Local Government.

Following the reshuffle of portfolios in February 2013, I took over the responsibility of Spokesperson for Health.

The issues of the Rongotai electorate will, as always, be at the heart of all I do in Parliament, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the wonderful Wellingtonians that I represent.

Contact details:

Electorate office: Address: 25 Kilbirnie Plaza, Wellington
Phone: 04 387 2587

Parliamentary office:
Phone: 04 817 9103

MP for Rongotai
Spokesperson for Health

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