Seventeen Wellingtonians in Parliament

JOSEPH ROMANOS
Last updated 05:00 01/12/2011

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There are now eight parties in Parliament. Four of them – National, Labour, Green and United Future – are represented by MPs from the Wellington region.

National's Wellington MPs are Chris Finlayson, Hekia Parata, Katrina Shanks and Paul Foster-Bell – all of whom were beaten in electorate races – and Bill English, who is the MP for Clutha-Southland, but lives in Wellington. Paul Quinn, previously a list MP, was placed too low to retain his spot, despite the huge party vote for National.

Labour's Wellington region MPs are Annette King, Trevor Mallard, Charles Chauvel, Grant Robertson, Kris Faafoi, Chris Hipkins, Parekura Horomia and Rino Tirikatene.

All are electorate MPs except Chauvel.

The Greens' Wellington stocks were doubled by election results, with Russel Norman and Gareth Hughes being joined by Jan Logie of Paekakariki and Holly Walker of Petone. All are list MPs.

UnitedFuture's one MP, Peter Dunne, retained the Ohariu seat.

Wellington therefore has a total of 17 of New Zealand's 120 MPs.

No Maori, Mana, New Zealand First or Act MPs are from Wellington.

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