Warren Kyd

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
1987–1990 42nd Clevedon National
1990–1993 43rd Clevedon National
1993–1996 44th Hauraki National
1996–1999 45th Hunua 40 National
1999–2002 46th Hunua none National

Warren Kyd (born 21 November 1939) is a lawyer and former New Zealand politician. He was born in Auckland, and educated at Mt Albert Grammar School and the University of Auckland.[1]

He was an MP from 1987 to 2002, representing the National Party.[2] He was first elected to Parliament in the 1987 elections, becoming MP for Clevedon. He held this seat until the 1993 elections, when he became MP for Hauraki. In the 1996 elections, he became MP for Hunua. In the 2002 elections, the Hunua seat was abolished, and Kyd put himself forward for selection as National's candidate in the restored Clevedon seat. Despite a tradition that sitting MPs are not challenged if they seek re-selection, Kyd was defeated by newcomer Judith Collins, with allegations being made that controversial party president Michelle Boag played a part in the decision. Compared to some, Kyd was relatively accepting of his defeat — Brian Neeson, another MP who was not re-selected, eventually quit the National Party to stand as an independent. While in Parliament, Kyd served for a time as a Parliamentary Undersecretary. Before entering politics, Kyd was a lawyer.

In 2004, Kyd was appointed chairman of the Auckland Electricity Consumers Trust.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who’s Who in New Zealand, 12th edition, edited by Max Lambert p351 (1991, Reed, Wellington)
  2. ^ "Auckland Energy Consumer Trust". AECT. 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ "February 2004 Rural Bulletin - Appointments". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-06-23.