Bill Gudgeon

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Wiremu (Bill) Gudgeon is a former New Zealand politician. He is a member of the New Zealand First party.

Early years[edit]

Gudgeon was raised on the East Coast and in the Waikato, and studied at the University of Waikato and the University of Hawaii. Gudgeon served in the New Zealand Army, and was part of deployments in Malaya, Thailand and Borneo. He eventually became a lecturer at Waikato Polytechnic.

Member of Parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2002–2005 47th List 12 NZ First

Gudgeon stood in the 1999 election in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate.[1] He was ranked 25th on New Zealand First's party list, which was too low to be elected.[2] He was elected to Parliament as a list MP in the 2002 election,[3] having been ranked twelfth on the New Zealand First list. He lost his list seat following a large decline in New Zealand First's vote in the 2005 election.


  1. ^ "Candidate vote details – Ikaroa-Rāwhiti". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Elected Members of Parliament – 2002 General Election". Wellington: Chief Electoral Office. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2008.