Tracey Martin

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The Honourable
Tracey Martin
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35th Minister of Internal Affairs
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Preceded by Peter Dunne
2nd Minister for Children
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Preceded by Anne Tolley
Minister for Seniors
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Preceded by Maggie Barry
3rd Deputy Leader of New Zealand First
In office
Leader Winston Peters
Preceded by Peter Brown
Succeeded by Ron Mark
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for New Zealand First party list
Assumed office
26 November 2011
Personal details
Nationality New Zealander
Political party New Zealand First
Website NZ First profile

Tracey Anne Martin is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She is a member of the New Zealand First Party and served as Deputy Leader from 2011 to 2015.

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2011–2014 50th List 2 NZ First
2014–2017 51st List 2 NZ First
2017–present 52nd List 3 NZ First

Martin successfully stood for the Rodney Local Board during the 2010 Auckland Council elections.[1]

She has been involved with New Zealand First since the party started in 1993, and has been a member of its board of directors since 2008. She was elected to parliament during the 2011 elections and appointed as deputy leader of New Zealand First.[2]

On 3 July 2015 it was announced that Martin had been replaced as deputy leader following a caucus vote and replaced by Ron Mark.[3]

During the 2017 election, Martin was re-elected on the New Zealand First party list.[4] NZ First won 7.2 percent of the vote and nine seats.[5] Following the formation of a Labour-NZ First-Greens coalition government, Martin was as appointed Minister for Children, Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister for Seniors, and Associate Minister of Education.[6] In late October, Martin indicated that NZ First had dropped its demand for a referendum on overturning New Zealand's anti-smacking ban in return for forming a coalition with Labour.[7]

Personal life

Martin and her husband Ben have three children.[8] In her own time, outside of Parliament, Martin has been serving as the Chair of the Mahurangi College Board of Trustees.[8]


  1. ^ Auckland Council. "Rodney Local Board". Local Boards. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ 'Big boys' trying to keep me out - Peters New Zealand Herald, 24 November 2011
  3. ^ Jones, Nicholas (3 July 2015). "Ron Mark new NZ First deputy leader". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "2017 General Election - Successful candidates". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "2017 General Election - Overall Result". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Hon Tracey Martin". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Cheng, Derek (30 October 2017). "Anti-smacking referendum dropped during coalition negotiations". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Mahurangi College. "Tracey Martin". Mahurangi College News and Events. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

External links

  • Profile on NZ First website
  • Tracey Martin on Twitter
  • Tracey Martin on Facebook
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Dunne
Minister of Internal Affairs
Party political offices
Preceded by
Peter Brown
Deputy leader of New Zealand First
Succeeded by
Ron Mark
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