Shadow Cabinet of Simon Bridges

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The Shadow Cabinet of Simon Bridges forms the official Opposition in the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. It comprises all members of the New Zealand National Party, which is the largest party not a member of the Government.

After his election as Leader of the Opposition on 27 February 2018, Simon Bridges announced that he would reshuffle MPs' portfolio responsibilities within the next fortnight.[1] On 11 March, he announced MPs portfolio assignments.

List of shadow ministers

The initial portfolio allocation was announced on 11 March 2018,[2] and was amended to accommodate the resignation of Jonathan Coleman on 26 March.[3]

Rank MP Portfolio
1 Hon Simon Bridges
2 Hon Paula Bennett
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition
  • Spokesperson for Social Investment and Social Services
  • Spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
  • Spokesperson for Women
3 Hon Amy Adams
  • Spokesperson for Finance
4 Hon Judith Collins
  • Spokesperson for Housing and Urban Development
  • Spokesperson for Planning (RMA Reform)
  • Spokesperson for Infrastructure
5 Hon Todd McClay
  • Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs
  • Spokesperson for Trade
  • Spokesperson for Tourism
6 Hon Mark Mitchell
  • Spokesperson for Justice
  • Spokesperson for Defence
  • Spokesperson for Disarmament
7 Hon Paul Goldsmith
  • Spokesperson for Economic and Regional Development
  • Spokesperson for Revenue
  • Spokesperson for Transport
  • Associate Spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage
8 Hon Nikki Kaye
  • Spokesperson for Education
  • Spokesperson for Sport and Recreation
9 Hon Gerry Brownlee
  • Shadow Leader of the House
  • Spokesperson for the GCSB
  • Spokesperson for the NZSIS
  • Spokesperson for the America's Cup
10 Hon Nathan Guy
  • Spokesperson for Agriculture
  • Spokesperson for Biosecurity
  • Spokesperson for Food Safety
11 Hon Michael Woodhouse
  • Deputy Shadow Leader of the House
  • Spokesperson for Health
  • Spokesperson for Immigration
12 Hon Louise Upston
  • Spokesperson for Social Development
13 Hon Alfred Ngaro
  • Spokesperson for Children
  • Spokesperson for the Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Spokesperson for Pacific Peoples
14 Hon Christopher Finlayson
  • Shadow Attorney-General
  • Spokesperson for Crown-Māori Relations
  • Spokesperson for Pike River Re-entry
15 Hon Scott Simpson
  • Spokesperson for the Environment
  • Spokesperson for Workplace Relations
16 Hon Jacqui Dean
  • Spokesperson for Local Government
  • Spokesperson for Small Business
17 Melissa Lee
  • Spokesperson for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
  • Spokesperson for Ethnic Communities
18 Sarah Dowie
  • Spokesperson for Conservation
19 Hon Anne Tolley
  • Deputy Speaker
20 Rt Hon David Carter
  • Spokesperson for State Owned Enterprises
21 Hon David Bennett
  • Spokesperson for Corrections
  • Spokesperson for Land Information
  • Associate Spokesperson for Infrastructure
22 Jonathan Young
  • Spokesperson for Energy and Resources
  • Spokesperson for Regional Development (North Island)
23 Hon Maggie Barry
  • Spokesperson for Seniors
  • Spokesperson for Veterans
  • Associate Spokesperson for Health
24 Hon Dr Nick Smith
  • Spokesperson for State Services (including Open Government)
  • Spokesperson for Electoral Reform
25 Barbara Kuriger
  • Senior Whip
26 Matt Doocey
  • Spokesperson for Mental Health
  • Junior Whip
27 Simon O'Connor
  • Spokesperson for Customs
  • Associate Spokesperson for Housing (Social)
  • Associate Spokesperson for Social Development
28 Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
  • Spokesperson for Internal Affairs
  • Associate Spokesperson for Justice
29 Hon Tim Macindoe
  • Spokesperson for ACC
  • Associate Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade
30 Brett Hudson
  • Spokesperson for Commerce and Consumer Affairs
  • Spokesperson for Government Digital Services
  • Associate Spokesperson for Transport
31 Stuart Smith
  • Spokesperson for the Earthquake Commission
  • Spokesperson for Civil Defence
  • Spokesperson for Viticulture
32 Todd Muller
  • Spokesperson for Climate Change
33 Dr Jian Yang
  • Spokesperson for Statistics
  • Associate Spokesperson for Ethnic Communities
34 Dr Parmjeet Parmar
  • Spokesperson for Research, Science and Innovation
  • Associate Spokesperson for Economic Development
35 Nuk Korako
  • Spokesperson for Māori Development
  • Spokesperson for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
36 Chris Bishop
  • Spokesperson for Police
  • Spokesperson for Youth
37 Ian McKelvie
  • Spokesperson for Fisheries
  • Spokesperson for Racing
38 Hon Nicky Wagner
  • Spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration
39 Andrew Bayly
  • Spokesperson for Building and Construction
  • Associate Spokesperson for Finance
40 Dr Shane Reti
  • Spokesperson for Data and Cybersecurity
  • Spokesperson for Disability Issues
  • Associate Spokesperson for Health
41 Alastair Scott
  • Spokesperson for Forestry
  • Associate Spokesperson for Finance
42 Jo Hayes
  • Spokesperson for Whānau Ora
  • Spokesperson for Māori Education
43 Simeon Brown
  • Associate Spokesperson for Education
44 Andrew Falloon
  • Spokesperson for Regional Development (South Island)
45 Harete Hipango
  • Spokesperson for Māori Tourism
46 Matt King
  • Spokesperson for Rural Communities
47 Denise Lee
  • Spokesperson for Local Government (Auckland)
48 Chris Penk
  • Spokesperson for Courts
49 Erica Stanford
  • Associate Spokesperson for the Environment
50 Tim van de Molen
  • Third Whip
51 Hamish Walker
  • Associate Spokesperson for Agriculture
52 Lawrence Yule
  • Spokesperson for Horticulture
53 Maureen Pugh
  • Associate Spokesperson for Children
54 Nicola Willis
  • Spokesperson for Early Childhood Education
55 Dan Bidois
  • Associate Spokesperson for Workplace Relations & Safety

References

  1. ^ "New National leader Simon Bridges sets out first priorities". The New Zealand Herald. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ New Zealand National Party (11 March 2018). "Bridges unveils team to take on Ardern-Peters Govt". Scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ Bennett, Lucy (26 March 2018). "Woodhouse named National's health spokesman following Coleman's departure". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
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