Frederick Frost

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The Reverend
Frederick Frost
Fred Frost.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for New Plymouth
In office
Preceded by Sydney George Smith
Succeeded by Ernest Aderman
Personal details
Born 1887
Northumberland, England
Died 1957
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Political party Labour
Relations Darien Fenton (granddaughter)
Religion Anglican

Rev Frederick Ledger Frost (1887–1957) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Early years[edit]

Frost was born in Northumberland, England and from the ages of 13 to 24 was a coal-miner in England and Australia. He came to New Zealand in 1911, and worked in the Millerton mines before becoming a Methodist minister. In World War I he was a soldier, then a Chaplain-Captain. He was for 14 years a Methodist minister and City Missioner in Auckland before changing to the Anglican Church in 1924, becoming a Vicar in Taradale.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1938–1943 26th New Plymouth Labour

Frost stood for New Plymouth unsuccessfully in 1931 and 1935[1] as the Labour Party candidate.

He represented the New Plymouth electorate from the 1938 general election to 1943, when he was defeated by the National candidate, Rev Ernest Aderman, who was also a Christian minister.[2]

His granddaughter, Darien Fenton, was elected to Parliament in 2005.


  1. ^ "Election Results". The Evening Post. CXX (137). 6 December 1935. p. 10. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 198. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Sydney George Smith
Member of Parliament for New Plymouth
Succeeded by
Ernest Aderman