David Bennett (politician)

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David Bennett
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Hamilton East
Assumed office
17 September 2005
Preceded by Dianne Yates
Majority 8,820 (26.58%)
Personal details
Born (1970-10-28) 28 October 1970 (age 44)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Nationality  New Zealand
Political party National
Committees Finance and Expenditure, Transport and Industrial Relations (Chairperson)
Religion Catholic
Website davidbennett.co.nz

David Bennett is a New Zealand politician. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2005, representing the Hamilton East electorate for the National Party.

Early years[edit]

Bennett was born on 28 October 1970 in Hamilton. He attended St John's College, Hamilton before gaining an LLB and a BCA from Victoria University of Wellington. Bennett owns two dairy farms near Te Awamutu, and has also worked as an accountant for KPMG, in Auckland.[citation needed]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2005–2008 48th Hamilton East 32 National
2008–2011 49th Hamilton East 44 National
2011–2014 50th Hamilton East 48 National
2011 – present 51st Hamilton East 37 National

In the 2005 election, Bennett stood as the National Party's candidate for the Hamilton East seat. He was successful, defeating the incumbent MP, Dianne Yates of the Labour Party.

Bennett said that his primary focus would be serving the constituents of Hamilton East, although he also has a particular interest in transport, education and economic issues.[citation needed] He is Chairman of the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee, and Vice-Chairperson of the Finance Select Committee.[citation needed]


External links[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Dianne Yates
Member of Parliament for Hamilton East
2005 – present