|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Green Party List
|4th Female co-convenor of the Green Party|
|Leader||Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald|
|Preceded by||David Clendon|
|Succeeded by||Paul de Spa and Karen Davies|
|Born||1953 (age 59–60)
As of 2012[update] she is the Green Party spokesperson on Education, Mining (Terrestrial), Toxics and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In the past she has also held the portfolios of Forestry, Civil Defence, Disability Issues, Women's Affairs, Arts, Culture & Heritage, and the Community & Voluntary Sector
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|2011 – present||50th||List||4||Green|
Delahunty was co-convenor of the Green Party from 2003 to 2005. She has been placed high on the Greens' list for several years, just missing getting into Parliament on several occasions.
Delahunty was placed at number eight on the Green Party list for the 2008 election. She was elected as a Green Party MP and gained the fourth highest number of candidate votes in the East Coast electorate. In 2011 Delahunty was ranked at number 4 on the final Greens list for the 2011 general elections.
In June 2009 Delahunty's Customs and Excise (Sustainable Forestry) Amendment Bill, which would have prohibited the import of timber produced unsustainably or illegally, was drawn from the member's ballot. The bill was defeated at its first reading.
Delahunty contributes to the Greens' blog, Frogblog.
|Party political offices|
|Co-convenor of the Green Party
with David Clendon and Paul de Spa
Paul de Spa and Karen Davies
- Green Party – MP Profile – Catherine Delahunty
- "Election Results – East Coast". New Zealand Ministry of Justice, Chief Electoral Office. November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-09.[dead link]
- "Customs and Excise (Sustainable Forestry) Amendment Bill". New Zealand Parliament. http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/Legislation/Bills/3/1/c/00DBHOH_BILL9257_1-Customs-and-Excise-Sustainable-Forestry-Amendment.htm.
- New Zealand Parliamentary Debates 18 November 2009.
- Green Party – MP biography for Catherine Delahunty