Jill Pettis

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Jill Pettis
Jill Pettis.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Whanganui
In office
Preceded by Cam Campion
Succeeded by Chester Borrows
Personal details
Born 22 September 1952
Political party Labour {1968–present}
Children 2
Profession Nurse

Marjorie Jill Pettis (born 22 September 1952) is a New Zealand politician, and a member of the Labour Party.


Early life[edit]

Pettis was born on 22 September 1952.[1] Before entering politics, she worked as a nurse and as a finance officer at a bank.

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
1993–96 44th Whanganui Labour
1996–99 45th Whanganui 14 Labour
1999–2002 46th Whanganui 24 Labour
2002–05 47th Whanganui 27 Labour
2005–08 48th List 24 Labour

Pettis became MP for Whanganui in the 1993 elections, but in 2005 she narrowly lost the seat to National's Chester Borrows. She was returned to Parliament however as a list MP. She retired from politics prior to the 2008 general election.[1]

She had formerly served as the Labour Party's Senior Whip, and as Assistant Speaker of the House.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Jill Pettis". New Zealand Parliament. 8 November 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Cam Campion
Member of Parliament for Whanganui
Succeeded by
Chester Borrows
Party political offices
Preceded by
David Benson-Pope
Senior Whip of the Labour Party
Succeeded by
Tim Barnett