Ian Revell

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Ian Revell
Ian and blackys.jpg
Ian Revell (left) with Max Bradford and Taito Phillip Field on a working trip to Nigeria.
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Birkenhead and Northcote
In office
Succeeded by Ann Hartley
Personal details
Born (1948-02-07) 7 February 1948 (age 69)
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Political party National Party

Ian Murray Revell (born 7 February 1948)[1] is a former New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1990 to 1999, representing the National Party. Before entering politics, Revell was a senior detective in the New Zealand Police.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
1990–1993 43rd Birkenhead National
1993–1996 44th Birkenhead National
1996–1999 45th Northcote 36 National

He was first elected to Parliament in the 1990 elections as MP for Birkenhead, defeating the incumbent Jenny Kirk of the Labour Party. He remained MP for Birkenhead until the seat was abolished in the 1996 elections, when he successfully stood for the new Northcote electorate.[2] In the 1999 elections, he was defeated by Labour's Ann Hartley by less than 300 votes. As he was not on National's party list, he left Parliament.

After politics[edit]

He now works as a Senior Sales Consultant for Prestige Realty and has been the recipient of the Top Salesperson Award for 2006 and 2007.[3][4] Revell primarily works on Auckland's North Shore, based in Takapuna.

Revell was formerly the patron of the Monarchist League of New Zealand,[5] but resigned in favour of Sir Peter Tapsell in 2000 soon after leaving Parliament.

At the 2016 Auckland elections, Revell stood for the Takapuna-Devonport local board, as part of Team George Wood.[6] He finished eighth, and was not elected to the board.[7]


New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Jenny Kirk
Member of Parliament for Birkenhead
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Northcote
Succeeded by
Ann Hartley