Beaumont in August 2011
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour party list
8 November 2008 – 26 November 2011
12 March 2013 – 20 September 2014
6 October 1960 |
Hamilton, New Zealand
Carol Ann Beaumont (born 6 October 1960) is a politician from New Zealand, first elected to represent the Labour Party through the party list vote in the 2008 election. Beaumont stood in the Maungakiekie electorate, finishing second in both 2008 and 2011. In the 2011 election she initially missed joining the current Parliament, her list ranking (22) sitting just above the cut-off due to Labour's reduced party vote. In March 2013 Charles Chauvel's resignation saw her return to Parliament until her defeat at the 2014 General Election.
Beaumont was heavily involved during her years at University in the Student Associations around New Zealand. She worked as a Research Officer and Tertiary Union Delegate during this time. Beaumont's Partner, Robert Gallagher, was one of the Labour Party campaign team strategists and in January 2015 announced his intention to stand for the Labour Party Presidency.
Member of Parliament
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Beaumont stood for Labour in the Maungakiekie seat at the 2008 general election, finishing second to National's Sam Lotu-Iiga. The seat had previously been held by Labour's Mark Gosche. She was ranked 28th on Labour's party list and was elected to Parliament as a List MP.
In the 49th Parliament Beaumont was appointed Labour's spokesperson for Consumer Affairs, and associate spokesperson for Labour by Labour leader Phil Goff. In early 2010 she took over responsibility for Charles Chauvel's Credit Reforms (Responsible Lending) Bill, which had been drawn from the ballot in August 2009. The bill was defeated at its first reading in July 2010.
At the 2011 general election Beaumont again contested Maungakiekie finishing second to incumbent Sam Lotu-Iiga. She was ranked 22 on Labour's party list but this was not high enough to be reelected. Following the resignation of list MP Charles Chauvel, Beaumont was declared elected to parliament on 12 March 2013.
At the 2014 Election Beaumont stood again for the seat of Maungakiekie with a potential boost in numbers due to boundary changes moving several thousand new voters into the area whom were cited as potential Labour voters by media sources. Beaumont failed to take the seat back for Labour and was not elected on the List again due to her position being several places below the Party Vote entitlement. Since the 2014 election Beaumont has been working still in the public service, currently she has undertaken Campaigning to highlight Loan Shark issues  as well as sitting as an Advisory Member of the Work Research Institute.
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