Alastair Scott (politician)

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Alastair Scott
MP
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wairarapa
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Preceded by John Hayes
Personal details
Born (1965-09-18) 18 September 1965 (age 53)
Wellington
Political party National
Domestic partner Robyn Noble-Campbell
Children six
Residence Kelburn, Wellington

Alastair Oliver Scott (born 18 September 1965) is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.

Private life and business interests

Scott grew up in Auckland and Wellington attending Wellington College and then Massey University in Palmerston North.[1] He is the owner of the Matahiwi Estate winery.[2]

Scott and his partner Robyn Noble-Campbell share their time between homes in the Wellington suburb of Kelburn (their primary home) and Masterton.[3] Both of them have three children each.[2][3]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2014–2017 51st Wairarapa 61 National
2017–present 52nd Wairarapa 46 National

Scott defeated Jo Hayes to win the National Party's selection for the Wairarapa electorate at the 2014 election.[2] The late entry of Carterton mayor and former MP Ron Mark for New Zealand First turned the 2014 election into a "three-horse race" with Labour's Kieran McAnulty and Scott.[4] In the end, Scott had a clear majority over McAnulty, with Mark slightly behind in third place.[5][6] He won the Wairarapa seat again in the 2017 New Zealand general election with a reduced majority, and placed 46th on the party list.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ "Our People". Matahiwi Estate. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Parker, Elliot (26 April 2014). "Winery boss gains party's nomination". Wairarapa Times-Age. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b Farmer, Don (7 August 2014). "Scott can't vote for himself". Wairarapa Times-Age. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  4. ^ Fuller, Piers (17 September 2014). "Wairarapa's three-horse race on final straight". Stuff.co.nz. Wairarapa News. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ Taylor, Cherie (22 September 2014). "'Huge' win for new Wairarapa MP". Wairarapa Times-Age. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa". Electoral Commission. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  7. ^ Boyle, Chelsea. "Scott holds off challenge". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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