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Premiers, Prime Ministers and Politicians of New Zealand

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  • Grant Robertson, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
    Grant Murray Robertson (born 30 October 1971) is a New Zealand politician and member of the Labour Party who has served as Minister of Finance since 2017. He has served as Member of Parliament for Well...
  • Andrew Coster
    Andrew Coster is a New Zealand police officer. He has served as the New Zealand Commissioner of Police since 3 April 2020.
  • Andrew Hamilton Falloon
    Andrew Hamilton Falloon (born 29 August 1983)[1] is a former New Zealand politician, serving as a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party from 2017 until his resigna...
  • Leighton Baker
    Leighton Baker is a businessman and leader of New Conservative, a conservative political party in New Zealand.

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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