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Shadow Cabinet List - Leader Of Opposition

1 Rt Hon Jenny Shipley Leader
2 Rt Hon Wyatt Creech Deputy Leader Health
3 Hon Bill English Finance
4 Hon Roger Sowry Leader of the House, State Services,Transport & Civil Aviation
5 Hon Max Bradford Economic Development, Labour, Industrial Relations
6 Hon John Luxton International Trade Negotiations. Associate Foreign Affairs, Industry & Regional Development
7 Hon Nick Smith Education , ERO, Associate Environment (ERMA)
8 Dr Hon Lockwood Smith Commerce, Associate Finance, Communications, Statistics
9 Hon Tony Ryall Justice, Housing, Timberlands & SILNA
10 Rt Hon Simon Upton Foreign Affairs, Culture & Heritage, Superannuation
11 Hon Murray McCully Local Government, Infrastructure (incl Auckland), Sport, Fitness & Leisure
12 Hon Maurice Williamson Tertiary Education, Information Technology, Research, Science & Technology
13 Bob Simcock Social Services, Employment, Community & Voluntary Sector
14 Hon David Carter Tourism, Biosecurity & Border Control
15 John Carter Senior Whip , Deputy Leader of the House, Civil Defence & Emergency Services
16 Gerry Brownlee ACC, Associate Labour, Junior Whip
17 Belinda Vernon Work & Income (excl Employment) Associate Revenue

18 Hon Georgina te Heuheu Maori Affairs, Treaty
19 Dr Wayne Mapp Defence, Associate Justice, Associate Maori Affairs
20 Gavan Herlihy Agriculture,
21 Annabel Young Revenue
22 Brian Neeson Police
23 Eric Roy Conservation
24 Hon Doug Kidd Fisheries, (incl Fisheries Commission)
25 Hon Marie Hasler Immigration, Consumer Affairs, Wholesale & Retail Services
26 Hon Clem Simich Attorney General , SOEs, Racing
27 Warren Kyd Small Business & Manufacturing, Compliance Costs, Foreign Investment
28 Rt Hon Don McKinnon Pacific Island Affairs
29 Tony Steel Corrections, Associate Tertiary Education
(ETSA and Industry Training), Associate Sport, Fitness & Leisure
30 Pansy Wong Energy, Associate Commerce, Ethnic Affairs
31 Shane Ardern Rural Affairs, Associate Agriculture
32 Phil Heatley Forestry (excl SILNA & Timberlands)
33 Dr Paul Hutchison CRIs, Associate Health
34 Simon Power Courts, Youth Affairs
35 Katherine Rich Broadcasting, National Library and Archives
36 Lynda Scott Senior Citizens, Associate Health (Disability Services)
37 Lindsay Tisch Internal Affairs
38 Anne Tolley Early Childhood Education, Women's Affairs
39 Richard Worth Environment

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