Gavan Herlihy

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For the Irish actor, see Gavan O'Herlihy.

Gavan Herlihy (born 16 January 1947) is a former New Zealand politician. He was educated at St. Kevin's College and University of Canterbury. He was a member of Parliament for the National Party from 1996 to 2002.[1]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
1996–1999 45th Otago 57 National
1999–2002 46th Otago 32 National

Herlihy was first elected to Parliament in the 1996 elections as MP for Otago, and was re-elected in the 1999 elections. In the 2002 elections, he lost narrowly to David Parker of the Labour Party.

This loss was surprising to many commentators, as the Otago region has traditionally regarded as a safely in National hands.[1] Herlihy narrowly missed out on becoming a list MP, being two places below the cut-off line.

Before entering politics, Herlihy was a farmer.

On 1 July 2011 Herlihy was appointed to the board of Landcare Research.[2]


  1. ^ a b Young, Audrey (31 July 2002). "Tears flow as 16 MPs say goodbye". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Press Association. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Appointments made to CRI boards". New Zealand Government. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Warren Cooper
Member of Parliament for Otago
Succeeded by
David Parker