Two NZ First MPs for Christchurch

10:54, Nov 26 2011
Denis O'Rourke

Two of New Zealand First's eight MPs in the new Parliament will be from Christchurch.

NZ First MPs Denis O'Rourke and Richard Prosser will be joining Winston Peter's cabinet after NZ First's election comeback last night.

NZ First had not been in Parliament since losing the Tauranga electorate in the last election and failing to reach the 5% popular vote threshold required.

Denis O'Rourke has been a Christchurch City councillor for 15 years from 1989 to 2004, chairing the Sustainable Transport and Utilities Committee.

He ran unsuccessfully this election as a candidate for the Port Hills electorate, getting 636 votes.

Richard Prosser ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Waimakariri electorate, getting 538 votes.


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