Carol Beaumont

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Carol Beaumont
Carol Beaumont 2011b.jpg
Beaumont in August 2011
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour party list
In office
8 November 2008 – 26 November 2011
Assumed office
12 March 2013
Personal details
Born (1960-10-06) 6 October 1960 (age 54)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Political party Labour

Carol Ann Beaumont[1] (born 6 October 1960) is a politician from New Zealand, first elected to represent the Labour Party through the party list vote in the 2008 election. Beaumont stood in the Maungakiekie electorate, finishing second in both 2008[2] and 2011. In the 2011 election she initially missed joining the current Parliament, her list ranking (22) sitting just above the cut-off due to Labour's reduced party vote. But in March 2013 Charles Chauvel's resignation saw her back into Parliament.[3]

Professional life[edit]

Beaumont (right), with Jacinda Ardern and Phil Goff

In May 2003 Beaumont was elected Secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.[4] This followed 20 years involvement in the union movement

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2008–2011 49th List 28 Labour
2013–2014 50th List 22 Labour

Beaumont stood for Labour in the Maungakiekie seat at the 2008 general election, finishing second to National's Sam Lotu-Iiga. The seat had previously been held by Labour's Mark Gosche. She was ranked 28th on Labour's party list and was elected to Parliament as a List MP.

In the 49th Parliament Beaumont was appointed Labour's spokesperson for Consumer Affairs, and associate spokesperson for Labour by Labour leader Phil Goff.[5] In early 2010 she took over responsibility for Charles Chauvel's Credit Reforms (Responsible Lending) Bill, which had been drawn from the ballot in August 2009.[6] The bill was defeated at its first reading in July 2010.[7]

At the 2011 general election Beaumont again contested Maungakiekie finishing second to incumbent Sam Lotu-Iiga. She was ranked 22 on Labour's party list but this was not high enough to be reelected.

Following the resignation of list MP Charles Chauvel, Beaumont was declared elected to parliament on 12 March 2013.[3][8]


  1. ^ "New Zealand Hansard - Members Sworn [Volume:651;Page:2]". Parliament of New Zealand. 
  2. ^ Official Count Results -- Maungakiekie
  3. ^ a b "Beaumont returns to Parliament after Chauvel's resignation". New Zealand Herald. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Carol Beaumont". Department of Labour. Retrieved 2008-12-11. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Five newcomers to Labour's frontbench". [dead link]
  6. ^ "Credit Reforms (Responsible Lending) Bill". Parliament of New Zealand. 
  7. ^ "Loan sharks "not going away"". TVNZ. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  8. ^ New List MP for New Zealand Labour Party, 12 March 2013

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