Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


What do Party List MPs do?

What do List MPs do?

A comment on the work of Annabel Young MP

Many people have little idea what MPs do. Party List MPs do exactly the same job as Constituency MPs. The difference is that on non-sitting days Constituency MPs work from an office in their electorate, whereas List MPs are usually allocated by their parties to look after a geographical area or a special interest group.

What Select Committees is Annabel on?

Since Annabel came into Parliament, she has worked on the Select Committees for Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade, Regulations Review, Internal Affairs and Local Government and the Special Committee on the Primary Production Bills.

How did Annabel become a National Party List MP?

Annabel was nominated by the National Party in her home electorate of Wellington Central. National List MPs have gone through a complicated selection process where they have to be supported in their home electorate and their home region. They are then ranked by a national committee. The Party vote determines how many MPs each Party will have in Parliament.

What qualifications does Annabel have for Parliament?

Annabel has a law degree, an arts degree in political science and a Diploma in Accounting. She is admitted as both a Chartered Accountant and as a Barrister and Solicitor.

Annabel was a tax specialist before she went into Parliament. She has also spent nine years as a Territorial Army Officer in the Signals Corps.

Facts about Annabel

Annabel is a Wellingtonian. She was born, educated and raised in Wellington City. Annabel is passionate about centre-right politics. This means keeping the Government and unions out of the lives of ordinary New Zealanders.


Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National Spreading Panic About The Economy

The lure for New Zealand to join the AUKUS military alliance is that membership of only its “second pillar” will still (supposedly) give us access to state of the art military technologies. As top US official Kurt Campbell said during his visit to Wellington a year ago:
...We've been gratified by how many countries want to join with us to work with cutting-edge technologies like in the cyber arena, hypersonics, you can go down a long list and it's great to hear that New Zealand is interested...


Government: Retiring Chief Of Navy Thanked For His Service

Defence Minister Judith Collins has thanked the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral David Proctor, for his service as he retires from the Royal New Zealand Navy after 37 years. Rear Admiral Proctor will retire on 16 May to take up an employment opportunity in Australia... More

Labour: Grant Robertson To Retire From Parliament
Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More

Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More




InfoPages News Channels


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.