Ian McKelvie

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Ian McKelvie

4th Mayor of Manawatu
In office
November 2002 – 15 December 2011
Preceded byAudrey Severinsen
Succeeded byMargaret Kouvelis
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Rangitīkei
Assumed office
30 November 2011 (2011-11-30)
Preceded bySimon Power
Personal details
Born1952/1953 (age 66–67)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Political partyNational Party
Alma materMassey University

Ian Robert Flockhart McKelvie (born 1952/1953) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He is a member of the National Party.

Early life[edit]

McKelvie was born in Palmerston North and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School. He then gained a Diploma of Agriculture from Massey University.[1] He was the Mayor of Manawatu from 2002 until 2011. He resigned from the position on being elected to Parliament. He was the longest-serving mayor of the district to date, being in office for 9 years and 20 days.[2]

He is the Board Chair of Special Olympics New Zealand.[3]

Member of Parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2011–2014 50th Rangitīkei 58 National
2014–2017 51st Rangitīkei 41 National
2017–present 52nd Rangitīkei 37 National

McKelvie was named as the National Party candidate for the Rangitīkei electorate following the announcement by sitting member Simon Power of his retirement from politics.[4] At the 2011 election, McKelvie won the seat with a majority of 9,382 ahead of Labour's Josie Pagani.[5] He currently serves on three select committees: primary production; regulations review; and law and order.[6] McKelvie was re-elected in the Rangitīkei electorate during the 2014 New Zealand general election with an increased majority.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Candidate's rural roots run deep". Manawatu Standard. 8 June 2011. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  2. ^ "MCD Roll of Members Register" (PDF). Manawatu District Council. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  3. ^ Special Olympics New Zealand Names Ian Mckelvie As Board Chair voxy.co.nz, 8 October 2010
  4. ^ Kirk, Stacey (10 November 2011). "North v south battle looms in Rangitikei". Manawatu Standard. p. 2. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Official count results — Rangitīkei". Electoral Commission. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  6. ^ "New Zealand Parliament — McKelvie, Ian". New Zealand Parliament. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Simon Power
Member of Parliament for Rangitīkei
Political offices
Preceded by
Audrey Severinsen
Mayor of Manawatu
Succeeded by
Margaret Kouvelis