Gerry Eckhoff

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Gerrard Mortland "Gerry" Eckhoff[1] farms sheep and beef in the high country near Roxburgh, Central Otago.[2] He is a former New Zealand politician, having served as an ACT New Zealand Member of Parliament.

Member of Parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
1999–2002 46th List 9 ACT
2002–2005 47th List 8 ACT

He was first elected to Parliament as a list MP in the 1999 election, having been ranked ninth on ACT party list.[3] In the 2002 election, he was ranked eighth, and remained in Parliament.[4]

He was an ACT party spokesperson on agriculture, fisheries, forestry, biosecurity, rural affairs and land use issues. He remained a list MP until the 2005 election,[5] in which he was again ranked eighth, but only two ACT MPs were returned.[1]

Outside Parliament[edit]

Eckhoff was working for the Meat Industry Excellence Group for a while, but he resigned in April 2013 over differences in strategy.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Eckhoff, Gerry. "The Rattle of a Grumpy (Old?) Man". New Zealand Centre for Political Research. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Urban-rural vote split challenging". Television New Zealand. 19 September 2005. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Rae, Sally (4 April 2013). "Eckhoff exits meat group over fears". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 26 August 2013.