Bob Simcock

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Bob Simcock
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33rd Mayor of Hamilton, New Zealand
In office
23 May 2007 – 31 October 2010
Preceded by Michael Redman
Succeeded by Julie Hardaker
Majority 10,798 (34.24%)[1]
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for National party list
In office
1999 – 2002
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Hamilton West
In office
1996 – 1999
Preceded by Martin Gallagher
Succeeded by Martin Gallagher
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Nationality New Zealander
Political party National
Children Three

Robert (Bob) Simcock (born 1947) is a New Zealand politician. He was a Member of Parliament and then Mayor of Hamilton.

Early career[edit]

Simcock attended St John's College[not in citation given] before graduating from the University of Waikato with a M Soc Sci (Hons).[2] Before entering politics, Simcock worked both as a deer farmer and as a clinical psychologist.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
1996–1999 45th Hamilton West 45 National
1999–2002 46th List 22 National

Simcock was an MP from 1996 to 2002, representing the National Party. He was first elected to Parliament in the 1996 elections as MP for Hamilton West, defeating the incumbent, Martin Gallagher of the Labour Party. In the 1999 elections, however, Gallagher regained the seat, and Simcock became a list MP. In the 2002 elections, however, the National Party performed poorly, and did not win enough votes for Simcock to remain in Parliament.

Mayor of Hamilton[edit]

Simcock was elected to the West Ward of the Hamilton City Council in 2004 and appointed Deputy Mayor that year. Following Michael Redman's resignation in 2007, he was appointed to the position of Mayor of Hamilton.[3][4] He was elected as Mayor in October 2007 with over 50% of the votes cast.[1] He lost the 2010 mayoral election against Julie Hardaker.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Elections 2007 – Hamilton City Council Declared Results". Hamilton City Council. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Candidates' Bios, Alphabetically By Constituencies" (Press release). New Zealand National Party. 14 June 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bob Simcock appointed as Hamilton mayor" (Press release). Hamilton City Council. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Simcock back down to business today". Waikato Times. New Zealand: Stuff. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hamilton City Council". Elections 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Martin Gallagher
Member of Parliament for Hamilton West
Succeeded by
Martin Gallagher
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Redman
Mayor of Hamilton, New Zealand
Succeeded by
Julie Hardaker