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The 49th New Zealand Parliament was elected at the 2008 election. It consists of 122 members, including an overhang of two seats caused by the Māori Party having won two more electorate seats than its share of the party vote would otherwise have given it. The Parliament will serve from 2008 until another election is called. Under election law the longest a New Zealand Parliament can serve is three years, meaning that the House can last until 2011 and no later.

New Zealand uses the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system to elect its parliaments. Seventy of the members of the 49th Parliament represent geographical electorates: sixteen in the South Island, 47 in the North Island and seven seats reserved for Māori voters. The remaining 52 (increased from fifty by overhang) have been elected from nationwide party vote candidate lists to realise proportionality; Since 2008 there have been 6 resignations leading to Electoral Commission replacement selections for new list Candidates from 4 Parliamentary parties. The 49th New Zealand Parliament has an overhang of two extra seats, an increase of one from the 48th Parliament. Lockwood Smith is the Speaker in the 49th Parliament.

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2008 election results

The figures below are based on official results[1] A decrease of 7 MPs is shown for "Other Parties" because the New Zealand First Party of Winston Peters did not win an electorate seat or 5% of the party vote, and hence was not allocated any seats in the new Parliament.

e • d  Summary of the 8 November 2008 New Zealand House of Representatives official election results
party votes % of votes seats
% change electorate list total change
National 1,053,398 44.93 +5.83 41 17 58 +10
Labour 796,880 33.99 -7.11 21 22 43 -7
Green 157,613 6.72 +1.42 0 9 9 +3
ACT 85,496 3.65 +2.14 1 4 5 +3
Māori 55,980 2.39 +0.27 5 0 5 +1
Progressive 21,241 0.91 -0.25 1 0 1 0
United Future 20,497 0.87 -1.80 1 0 1 -2
other parties 153,461 6.51 +5.32 0 0 0 -7a
total 2,344,566 100.00 70 52 122 +1b
party informal votes 11,970c
disallowed special votes 19,517c
disallowed ordinary votes 427c
total votes cast 2,376,480
turnout 79.46d -1.46

a The loss of seven seats by 'other parties' shown here compared to the 2005 election result was mostly due to NZ First failing to clear the MMP threshold while two independents, Gordon Copeland and Taito Phillip Field, who had split from their parties since the 2005 election lost their seats.
b The Māori Party gained two overhang seats (increasing parliament's size from 120 to 122 seats) by virtue of gaining more electorate seats than their party vote would have given them. This was one more overhang seat then 2005.
c"Party Votes and Turnout by Electorate". Chief Electoral Office, New Zealand Ministry of Justice. http://2008.electionresults.govt.nz/e9/html/e9_part9_1.html. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
dThe turnout is given as a percentage of those enrolled to vote. In New Zealand, enrolment is compulsory, though voting is not. "New Zealand General Election 2008 - Official Results". Elections New Zealand. http://www.elections.org.nz/news/2008-election-official-results.html. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 


Members of the 49th New Zealand Parliament

New Zealand National Party (58)

Name Electorate Term in office Portfolios & Responsibilities
John Key Helensville 2002 -
  • Prime Minister
  • Minister of Tourism
  • Minister in Charge of Ministerial Services
  • Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service
  • Minister Responsible for the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB)
  • Leader of the National Party
Bill English Clutha-Southland 1990 -
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Minister of Finance
  • Minister for Infrastructure
  • Deputy Leader of the National Party
Gerry Brownlee Ilam 1996 -
  • Leader of the House
  • Minister for Economic Development
  • Minister of Energy and Resources
  • Minister of Earthquake Recovery
  • Associate Minister for the Rugby World Cup
  • Deputy Chair of the Privileges Committee
Simon Power Rangitīkei 1999 -
  • Minister of Justice
  • Minister for State Owned Enterprises
  • Minister of Commerce
  • Minister Responsible for the Law Commission
  • Minister of Consumer Affairs
  • Associate Minister of Finance
  • Deputy Leader of the House
Tony Ryall Bay of Plenty 1990 -
  • Minister of Health
  • Minister of State Services
Nick Smith Nelson 1990 -
  • Minister for the Environment
  • Minister for Climate Change Issues
  • Minister for ACC
Judith Collins Papakura 2002 -
  • Minister of Police
  • Minister of Corrections
  • Minister of Veterans’ Affairs
Anne Tolley East Coast 1999-2002; 2005 -
  • Minister of Education
  • Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office
Chris Finlayson 2005 -
  • Attorney-General
  • Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
  • Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
David Carter 1994 byelection -
  • Minister of Agriculture
  • Minister for Biosecurity
  • Minister of Forestry
Murray McCully East Coast Bays 1987 -
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation
  • Minister for the Rugby World Cup
Tim Groser 2005 -
  • Minister of Trade
  • Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues (International Negotiations)
Wayne Mapp North Shore 1996 -
  • Minister of Defence
  • Minister of Research, Science and Technology
  • Associate Minister for Economic Development
  • Associate Minister for Tertiary Education
Steven Joyce 2008 -
  • Minister of Transport
  • Minister for Communications and Information Technology
  • Minister for Tertiary Education
  • Associate Minister of Finance
  • Associate Minister for Infrastructure
Georgina Te Heuheu 1996 -
  • Minister for Courts
  • Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
  • Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control
  • Associate Minister of Maori Affairs
Paula Bennett Waitakere 2005 -
  • Minister for Social Development and Employment
  • Minister of Youth Affairs
Phil Heatley Whangarei 1999 -
  • Minister of Fisheries
  • Minister of Housing
Jonathan Coleman Northcote 2005 -
  • Minister of Immigration
  • Minister of Broadcasting
  • Associate Minister of Tourism
  • Associate Minister of Health
Kate Wilkinson 2005 -
  • Minister of Conservation
  • Minister of Labour
  • Minister for Food Safety
  • Associate Minister of Immigration
Hekia Parata 2008 -
  • Minister of Ethnic Affairs
  • Minister of Women's Affairs
  • Associate Minister of Energy
  • Associate Minister of Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Associate Minister of ACC
Maurice Williamson Pakuranga 1987 -
  • Minister for Building and Construction
  • Minister of Customs
  • Minister of Statistics
  • Minister for Small Business
  • Minister for Land Information
Nathan Guy Ōtaki 2005 -
  • Minister of Internal Affairs
  • Minister Responsible for Archives New Zealand
  • Minister Responsible for the National Library
  • Associate Minister of Justice
  • Associate Minister of Transport
Craig Foss Tukituki 2005 -
  • Minister of Civil Defence
  • Minister of Senior Citizens
  • Minster of Racing
  • Associate Minister for Local Government
  • Associate Minister of Commerce
Lockwood Smith Rodney 1984 -
  • Speaker of the House
  • Chair of the Business select committee
  • Chair of the Officers of Parliament select committee
  • Chair of the Standing Orders select committee
Eric Roy Invercargill 1993-2002; 2005 -
  • Assistant Speaker
Chris Tremain Napier 2005 -
  • Senior Government Whip
  • Deputy Chair of the Finance and Expenditure select committee
Jo Goodhew Rangitata 2005 -
  • Junior Government Whip
  • Former Chair of the Social Services select committee
Lindsay Tisch Waikato 1999 -
  • Deputy Speaker
  • Deputy chair of the Officers of Parliament select committee
Amy Adams Selwyn 2008 -
  • Chairperson, Electoral Legislation Committee
  • Chair of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee
Shane Ardern Taranaki-King Country 1998 byelection -
  • Chair of the Primary Production select committee
Paul Hutchison Hunua 1999 -
  • Chair of the Health select committee
Tau Henare 1993-1999; 2005 -
  • Chair of the Māori Affairs select committee
  • Deputy Chair Auckland Governance Select Committee
Sandra Goudie Coromandel 2002 -
  • Chair of the Law and Order select committee
Chris Auchinvole West Coast-Tasman 2005 -
  • Chair of the Local Government and Environment select committee
David Bennett Hamilton East 2005 -
  • Chair of the Transport and Industrial Relations select committee
Chester Borrows Whanganui 2005 -
  • Chair of the Justice and Electoral select committee
John Hayes Wairarapa 2005 -
  • Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee
Allan Peachey Tāmaki 2005 -
  • Chair of the Education and Science select committee
Katrina Shanks 2007 -
  • Chair of the Social Services select committee
Jackie Blue 2005 -
  • Deputy chair of the Transport and Industrial Relations select committee
Jacqui Dean Waitaki 2005 -
  • Deputy Chair of the Government Administration select committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee
Colin King Kaikōura 2005 -
  • Deputy Chair of the Primary Production select committee
Nicky Wagner 2005 -
  • Deputy Chair of the Local Government and Environment select committee
Simon Bridges Tauranga 2008 -
  • Deputy Chair of the Justice and Electoral select committee
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga Maungakiekie 2008 -
  • Deputy Chair of the Commerce select committee
Todd McClay Rotorua 2008 -
  • Deputy Chair of Social Services Select Committee
Nikki Kaye Auckland Central 2008 -
  • Deputy Chair Government Administration Select Committee
Melissa Lee 2008 -
Tim Macindoe Hamilton West 2008 -
Paul Quinn 2008 -
Kanwal Singh Bakshi 2008 -
Louise Upston Taupō 2008 -
Michael Woodhouse 2008 -
Jonathan Young New Plymouth 2008 -
Aaron Gilmore 2008 -
Cam Calder June 2009-
Jami-Lee Ross Botany February 2011-
members of the National caucus who resigned or retired during the term of the 49th Parliament
Richard Worth 1999 - June 2009 (resigned) replaced by Cam Calder
Pansy Wong Botany 1996 - 2011
John Carter Northland 1987-June 2011 Became High Commissioner to Cook Islands

New Zealand Labour Party (42)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Phil Goff Mount Roskill 1981-1990; 1993 -
  • Leader of the Opposition
  • Leader of the Labour Party
Annette King Rongotai 1984-1990; 1993 -
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Ross Robertson Manukau East 1987 -
  • Assistant Speaker
  • Deputy Chair of the Officers of Parliament select committee
Rick Barker 1993 -
  • Senior Whip
Steve Chadwick 1999 -
  • Junior Whip
Lianne Dalziel Christchurch East 1990 -
  • Chair of the Commerce select committee
David Parker 2002 -
  • Chair of the Government Administration select committee
Charles Chauvel 2006 -
  • Chair of the Regulations Review select committee
  • Chair of the Privileges Committee
Ruth Dyson Port Hills 1993 -
  • Deputy Chair of the Health select committee
Clayton Cosgrove Waimakariri 1999 -
  • Deputy chair of the Law and Order select committee
Trevor Mallard Hutt South 1984-1990; 1993 -
George Hawkins Manurewa 1990 -
Pete Hodgson Dunedin North 1990 -
Damien O'Connor 1993-2008; May 2009 -
Nanaia Mahuta Hauraki-Waikato 1996 -
David Cunliffe New Lynn 1999 -
Parekura Horomia Ikaroa-Rāwhiti 1999 -
Lynne Pillay 1999 -
Mita Ririnui 1999 -
Ashraf Choudhary 2002 -
Moana Mackey 2003 -
Darien Fenton 2005 -
Shane Jones 2005 -
Sue Moroney 2005 -
Maryan Street 2005 -
Su'a William Sio Mangere April 2008 -
Jacinda Ardern 2008 -
Carol Beaumont 2008 -
Brendon Burns Christchurch Central 2008 -
Clare Curran Dunedin South 2008 -
Kelvin Davis 2008 -
Chris Hipkins Rimutaka 2008 -
Raymond Huo 2008 -
Iain Lees-Galloway Palmerston North 2008 -
Stuart Nash 2008 -
Rajen Prasad 2008 -
Grant Robertson Wellington Central 2008 -
Carmel Sepuloni 2008 -
Phil Twyford 2008 -
David Shearer Mount Albert June 2009 -
Kris Faafoi Mana November 2010 -
Louisa Wall April 2011 -
members of the Labour caucus who resigned or retired during the term of the 49th Parliament
Helen Clark Mount Albert 1981 - 17 April 2009

resigned to become head of the United Nations Development Program; replaced by David Shearer

Michael Cullen 1981 - May 2009 replaced by Damien O'Connor
Winnie Laban Mana 1999- October 2010 Replaced by Kris Faafoi
Darren Hughes 2002 - April 2011 replacement by Louisa Wall

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand (9)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Metiria Turei 2002 -
  • Co-leader of the Green Party (May 2009-)
Russel Norman 2008 -
  • Co-leader of the Green Party
Kennedy Graham 2008 -
  • 'Musterer' (party whip)
Sue Kedgley 1999 -
Keith Locke 1999 -
Catherine Delahunty 2008 -
Kevin Hague 2008 -
David Clendon 2009 -
Gareth Hughes 2010 -
members of the Greens caucus who retired during the term of the 49th Parliament
Sue Bradford 1999 - 2009
Jeanette Fitzsimons 1996 - 2010
  • Co-leader of the Green Party (1995–2009)

ACT New Zealand (5)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Rodney Hide Epsom 1996 -
  • Minister of Local Government
  • Minister for Regulatory Reform
  • Associate Minister of Education
John Boscawen 2008 -
  • Parliamentary Leader of the ACT Party
Heather Roy 2002 -
Roger Douglas 1969-1990; 2008 -
Hilary Calvert 2010 -
  • Party Whip
members of the ACT caucus who resigned or retired during the term of the 49th Parliament
David Garrett 2008 - 2010

Māori Party (4)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Tariana Turia Te Tai Hauāuru 1996 -
  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Associate Minister of Health
  • Associate Minister of Social Development and Employment
  • Minister for Disability Issues
  • Co-leader of the Māori Party
Pita Sharples Tāmaki Makaurau 2005 -
  • Minister of Maori Affairs
  • Associate Minister of Education
  • Associate Minister of Corrections
  • Co-leader of the Māori Party
Te Ururoa Flavell Waiāriki 2005 -
  • Party whip
Rahui Katene Te Tai Tonga 2008 -
members of the Māori Party caucus who resigned or retired during the term of the 49th Parliament
Hone Harawira Te Tai Tokerau 2008 - 2011

United Future New Zealand (1)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Peter Dunne Ōhariu 1984 -
  • Minister of Revenue
  • Associate Minister of Health
  • Deputy Chair of the Emissions Trading Scheme Review committee
  • Deputy Chair Standing Orders Select Committee
  • Parliamentary Leader of United Future Party

Jim Anderton's Progressive Party (1)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Jim Anderton Wigram 1984 -
  • Parliamentary Leader of Progressive Party
  • Former Shadow Minister of Agriculture

Mana Party (1)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Hone Harawira Te Tai Tokerau 2011 - *Note: Previously sat until 20 May 2011, resumed his seat on 2 August 2011

Independent (1)

Name Electorate term in office responsibilities
Chris Carter Te Atatū 1993-1996; 1999 -
  • Former Deputy chair of the Education and Science select committee
  • Permanently Expelled from Labour Party Caucus and Party membership
  • Note: has not retained membership of any select committee positions since suspension

Changes during term

  • Helen Clark resigned in April 2009 to take up a position as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. The resulting Mount Albert by-election was won by David Shearer on 13 June 2009.
  • Michael Cullen resigned in April 2009 to become the deputy chairman of New Zealand Post. He was replaced by the next person on the Labour Party's list, Damien O'Connor.
  • Richard Worth resigned in June 2009. He was replaced by the next person on the National Party's list, Cam Calder.
  • Sue Bradford resigned in October 2009. She was replaced by the next person on the Green Party's list, David Clendon.
  • Jeanette Fitzsimons resigned in February 2010. She was replaced by the next person on the Green Party's list, Gareth Hughes.
  • Chris Carter expelled from Labour Party caucus amidst expenses scandal in 2010 and, as of October 2010, was expelled from the Labour Party meaning his seat is one as solely an Independent MP.
  • David Garrett resigned from the ACT caucus in September 2010 and resigned from Parliament shortly after being replaced by Hilary Calvert.
  • Winnie Laban resigned in October 2010 to become Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika) at Victoria University of Wellington. The resulting Mana by-election was won by Kris Faafoi.
  • Pansy Wong resigned in January 2011 following questions and a Speaker's investigation into her use of Ministerial travel privileges. Her portfolios were transferred to Hekia Parata who was raised to Cabinet to replace her. The resulting Botany by-election was won by Jami-Lee Ross.
  • Hone Harawira resigned from the Māori Party in February 2011 following a recommendation by the party's Disciplinary and Disputes Committee that the party's National Council expel him. He resigned from Parliament as an Independent MP effective 21 May causing a by-election in Te Tai Tokerau. Harawira announced his intention to run as a candidate for the Mana Party. On 25 June 2011 the preliminary count of votes suggested Harawira would win by a majority of 867; his victory was confirmed with an increased majority on 6 July 2011.
  • Darren Hughes announced his intention to resign in March 2011 following an alleged incident involving him. Louisa Wall became the replacement for Hughes from the List for the remainder of the 49th Parliament.
  • John Carter announced his resignation from politics in June 2011 in favour of a High Commissioner's post in the Cook Islands; he was replaced as a Minister by Craig Foss. As he resigned within six months of a general election, a by-election does not need to be held in his Northland seat.

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