Members of the New Zealand Parliament who have served for at least 30 years

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This is a list of Members of the New Zealand Parliament who have served for at least 30 years. The time of service is not always continuous and separate terms are aggregated.

A total of 32 individuals have served in excess of 30 years in Parliament. Thus far the only female MP to have served longer than 30 years is Annette King.[1]

Members of Parliament who have served for at least 30 years

Key

 Independent    Liberal    Reform    Labour  
 National    NZ First    United Future  

†: Died in office

Name First elected Left Parliament Highest office held References
Sir William Steward 3 February 1871 20 November 1911[nb 1] Speaker of the House [2][3]
Thomas Young Duncan 9 December 1881 19 December 1911 Cabinet Minister
Sir James Carroll 7 September 1887 27 November 1919[nb 2] Cabinet Minister [4]
Sir James Allen 26 September 1887 22 March 1920 Cabinet Minister [5]
Sir Joseph Ward 26 September 1887 8 July 1930† Prime Minister
William Massey 9 April 1894 10 May 1925† Prime Minister [6]
Sir Thomas Wilford 4 December 1896 18 November 1929 Leader of the Opposition [7][8]
William Hughes Field 6 January 1900 1 November 1935 MP [9]
Sir Āpirana Ngata 20 December 1905 30 August 1943[nb 3] Cabinet Minister [10]
George Forbes 17 November 1908 25 September 1943 Prime Minister
Gordon Coates 19 December 1911 27 May 1943† Prime Minister
Peter Fraser 3 October 1918 12 December 1950† Prime Minister [11]
Bill Parry 17 December 1919 27 July 1951[nb 4] Cabinet Minister [12]
Robert McKeen 7 December 1922 5 October 1954[nb 5] Speaker of the House [13]
Rex Mason 15 April 1926 25 October 1966[nb 6] Cabinet Minister [14]
Sir Walter Nash 18 December 1929 4 June 1968† Prime Minister [15]
Sir Eruera Tirikatene 3 August 1932 11 January 1967† Cabinet Minister
Sir Keith Holyoake 1 December 1932 10 March 1977 Prime Minister [16]
Clyde Carr 27 November 1935 31 May 1962 Chairman of Committees [17]
Sir Arnold Nordmeyer 27 November 1935 29 November 1969 Leader of the Opposition [18]
Robert Macfarlane 3 June 1939 29 November 1969 Speaker of the House
Warren Freer 24 September 1947 29 October 1981[nb 7] Cabinet Minister [19]
Bob Tizard 30 November 1957 27 October 1990 Deputy Prime Minister
Sir Robert Muldoon 26 November 1960 17 December 1991 Prime Minister [20]
Jonathan Hunt 26 November 1966 30 March 2005 Speaker of the House [21]
Winston Peters 24 May 1979 present Deputy Prime Minister
Phil Goff 28 November 1981 12 October 2016 Leader of the Opposition
Peter Dunne 14 July 1984 22 August 2017 Cabinet Minister [22]
Annette King 14 July 1984 22 August 2017 Cabinet Minister [1]
Trevor Mallard 14 July 1984 present Speaker of the House
Murray McCully 15 August 1987 22 August 2017 Cabinet Minister
Maurice Williamson 15 August 1987 22 August 2017 Cabinet Minister

Table footnotes:[23]

  1. ^ date of dissolution of the 17th Parliament
  2. ^ date of dissolution of the 19th Parliament
  3. ^ date of dissolution of the 26th Parliament
  4. ^ date of dissolution of the 29th Parliament
  5. ^ date of dissolution of the 30th Parliament
  6. ^ date of dissolution of the 34th Parliament
  7. ^ date of dissolution of the 39th Parliament

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Labour's Grande Dame Annette King signs out". The New Zealand Herald. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Father of the House". The Marlborough Express. XXXIX (155). 5 July 1906. p. 1. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 233, 236.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 188, 201.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 179, 188.
  6. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 58, 179, 219.
  7. ^ "Maori MPs - Parliament's people". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 219, 245.
  9. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 195.
  10. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 223, 245.
  11. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 58, 198, 223.
  12. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 198, 225.
  13. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 215, 225.
  14. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 215, 218.
  15. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 58, 218, 223.
  16. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 47, 58, 206, 223.
  17. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 188.
  18. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 223.
  19. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 198, 206.
  20. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 58, 198, 222.
  21. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 206.
  22. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 194.
  23. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 137–139.

References

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
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