Shadow Cabinet of Don Brash

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New Zealand political leader Don Brash assembled a "shadow cabinet" within the National Party caucus after his election to the position of Leader of the Opposition in 2003. He composed this of individuals who acted for the party as spokespeople in assigned roles while he was Leader of the Opposition (2003–2006).

As the National Party formed the largest party not in government at the time, the frontbench team was as a result the Official Opposition within the New Zealand House of Representatives.

Frontbench team

The list below contains a list of Brash's spokespeople and their respective roles as announced 26 October 2005. The first twenty-seven members are given rankings.[1]

Rank Spokesperson Portfolio
1 Dr Don Brash Leader of the Opposition
Spokesperson of SIS
Spokesperson of Relationships with non-government parties
2 Gerry Brownlee Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Leader of the House
Spokesperson of State Services
Spokesperson of Treaty of Waitangi Issues
Spokesperson of Maori Affairs
3 Hon Bill English Spokesperson for Education
Deputy Spokesperson of Finance
4 John Key Spokesperson of Finance
5 Hon Dr Nick Smith Spokesperson for the Environment/RMA
Spokesperson of Energy
Spokesperson of Building and Construction
Caucus Representative on the National Party board
6 Hon Tony Ryall Spokesperson of Health
7 Simon Power Spokesperson of Law and Order (Police and Corrections)
8 Judith Collins Spokesperson of Welfare
Spokesperson of Veteran's Affairs
Spokesperson of Family Affairs
Liaison with Pacific Island New Zealanders
9 Katherine Rich Spokesperson of Economic Development
Spokesperson of SOE's
Liaison with Youth
10 David Carter Spokesperson of Agriculture
Spokesperson of Tourism
11 Murray McCully Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Spokesperson of Defense
Spokesperson of Conservation
Spokesperson of Sport and Recreation
12 Hon Dr Lockwood Smith Spokesperson of Immigration
Spokesperson of Revenue
Associate Spokesperson of Finance
Liaison with ex-pats
13 Hon Maurice Williamson Spokesperson for Transport
Spokesperson for Communications and Information
Spokesperson for Technology
14 Dr Wayne Mapp Spokesperson for Labor and Industrial Relations
Spokesperson of Political Correctness eradication
Chair of Caucus Policy Committee
15 Dr Richard Worth Spokesperson of Justice
Spokesperson of Local Government (Auckland)
16 Lindsay Tisch Chief Whip
Spokesperson of Racing
17 Tim Groser Spokesperson of Arts, Culture and Heritage
Associate Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs and Trade
18 Chris Finlayson Shadow Attorney-General
Associate Spokesperson of Treaty of Waitangi Issues and Maori Affairs (Treaty Negotiations)
Associate Spokesperson of Arts, Culture and Heritage
19 John Carter Spokesperson of Local Government
Spokesperson of Civil Defense
20 Pansy Wong Associate Spokesperson of Education (International Education)
Associate Spokesperson of Immigration
Associate Spokesperson of Revenue
Liaison with Asian New Zealanders
21 Georgina te Heuheu Spokesperson for Broadcasting
Associate Spokesperson of Defense
Associate Spokesperson for Treaty of Waitangi Issues and Maori Affairs (Maori development).
22 Paul Hutchison Spokesperson of ACC
Spokesperson of Disability Issues
Spokesperson of Research, Science and Technology/CRIs
Spokesperson of policy on children.
23 Shane Ardern Spokesperson of Fisheries
Spokesperson of Customs
Spokesperson of Biosecurity
Liaison with rural communities.
24 Phil Heatley Spokesperson of Housing
Associate Spokesperson of Energy
Associate Spokesperson of Fisheries
25 Tau Henare Associate Spokesperson for Treaty of Waitangi Issues and Maori Affairs (Treaty negotiations)
Associate Spokesperson of Education (Early Childhood)
26 Sandra Goudie Spokesperson of Senior Citizens
Spokesperson of Internal Affairs
Associate Spokesperson of Local Government
27 Brian Connell Spokesperson of Forestry
Spokesperson of Commerce
Spokesperson of Consumer Affairs
Spokesperson of Statistics

References

  1. ^ Who' Who 2005, p. 28-9.
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