Jan Logie

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Jan Logie
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Personal details
Born (1969-10-26) 26 October 1969 (age 45)
Political party Green
Alma mater University of Otago
Website Green Party profile

Heather Janet "Jan" Logie (born 26 October 1969) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She is a member of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Early life[edit]

Logie was born in Invercargill in 1969.[1] She graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in politics and served as Women's Coordinator for the New Zealand Union of Students' Associations from 1993 to 1996.[1] She lived and worked in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher on the JET Programme.[2] She has previously worked for Women's Refuge, the Hutt Valley Youth Health Service, the New Zealand YWCA and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.[3]

Logie openly described herself as a "lefty, feminist lesbian" in her maiden speech to Parliament.[4]

Political career[edit]

Logie unsuccessfully contested the 2010 by-election in Mana, placing third with 1,543 votes.[5] Logie also stood in Mana in the 2011 election, where she again came third, however as she ranked ninth on the Green Party list[6] she was elected to Parliament, with the Greens gaining 14 seats .[7]

She was returned to Parliament after the 2014 general election.

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2011 – 2014 50th List 9 Green
2014 – present 51st List 10 Green


  1. ^ a b "Jan Logie". Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/mpp/mps/current/50MP150701/logie-jan
  3. ^ "Green Party Mana candidate confirmed". Kapiti Coast News. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2li1-QtVuY&feature=youtu.be&t=1m11s
  5. ^ "Official Count Results -- Mana". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 election candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Official Count Results -- Overall Status". Electoral Commission. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

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