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Premiers, Prime Ministers and Politicians of New Zealand

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  • Victor Billot
    Victor Billot is a former co-leader and electoral candidate for New Zealand's Alliance party. He is also known as a writer, musician, unionist, past editor of Critic magazine, and a performer in the ba...
  • John Wright
    John Wright is a former New Zealand politician.[1] He was a member of parliament from 1996 to 2002, representing the Alliance. Before entering Parliament he owned the Port-a-Loo company. )
  • Matthew Peter (Matt) Robson
    Matthew Peter (Matt) Robson (born 5 January 1950) is a New Zealand politician. He was deputy leader of the Progressive Party, and served in the Parliament from 1996 to 2005, first as a member of the Al...
  • Brigadier Duncan MacIntyre, CMG DSO OBE ED PC (1915 - 2001)
    Brigadier Duncan MacIntyre CMG DSO OBE ED PC (10 November 1915 – 8 June 2001) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1981 to 1984 under Prime Minist...
  • Hamish MacIntyre
    Hamish MacIntyre (born 1951) is a former New Zealand politician who at various times represented the National Party, Liberal Party, and the Alliance.

From Henry Sewell in 1856 to Bill English in 2016, New Zealand has had 39 premiers and prime ministers. In the 19th century these political Cabinet-makers were usually known as ‘premiers’. But since 1906, beginning with William Hall-Jones, all our leaders have been sworn in as ‘prime minister’.

Picture: Michael Joseph Savage the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was given the title New Zealander of the Century by The New Zealand Herald in 1999.


Premiers and prime ministers who have held office in New Zealand


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