Russell Fairbrother


Russell Fairbrother

Russell Fairbrother is a New Zealand politician. He is a member of the Labour Party.

Fairbrother was born and raised in the Wairarapa town of Carterton. He was first elected to Parliament in the 2002 elections, replacing long-serving Labour MP Geoff Braybrooke in the Napier seat.

Before entering politics, Fairbrother was a lawyer for twenty-three years, having obtained an LLB from Victoria University of Wellington. At Victoria, he was a member of the Victoria University of Wellington Debating Society. In 1971 he won the Joynt Scroll.

He was also president of the Napier branch of Grey Power, a lobby group for the elderly.


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