Jan Logie

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Jan Logie
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Personal details
Born (1969-10-26) 26 October 1969 (age 44)
Political party Green

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, 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]

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

Mana by-election, 2010

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the by-election.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list prior to the by-election.
Yellow background denotes the winner of the by-election, who was a list MP prior to the by-election.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kris Faafoi 10,980 47.17 -5.89
National Hekia Parata 9,574 41.13 +6.14
Green Jan Logie 1,543 6.62 -0.09
Independent Matt McCarten 849 3.65 -
ACT Colin du Plessis 136 0.58 -1.26
Legalise Cannabis Julian Crawford 112 0.48 -
Libertarianz Sean Fitzpatrick 46 0.20 +0.01
Alliance Kelly Buchanan 37 0.16 -
Informal votes 37
Total Valid votes 23,277
Labour hold Majority 1,406 6.04 -12.03


  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.