Judy Turner

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Judy Turner
Deputy Leader of United Future
Assumed office
2004
Leader Peter Dunne
Preceded by Gordon Copeland
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for United Future list
In office
2002 – 2008
Personal details
Born Judith Anne Turner[1]
(1956-08-02) 2 August 1956 (age 60)
Nationality  New Zealand
Political party United Future
Religion New Life Churches (Pentecostal)

Judith Anne Turner (born 2 August 1956) is a New Zealand politician who is the deputy leader of United Future New Zealand. She was a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008 as a list MP.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2002–2005 47th List 8 United Future
2005–2008 48th List 2 United Future

Turner was first elected as a United Future list MP at the 2002 election.

In December 2004 United Future party members chose her as their deputy leader. In September 2005, Turner and Gordon Copeland became the only two United Future List MPs re-elected alongside Peter Dunne (who won an electorate seat). Although Copeland left the party in 2007, Turner indicated that she would remain within the United Future caucus.

In the 2008 election, Turner stood as a United Future candidate for the East Coast electorate.[2] However, she failed to win the electorate, and United Future did not poll sufficiently well for a second list MP during the New Zealand general election, 2008. As a consequence, Turner did not return to Parliament.

In June 2009, Turner stood as an electorate candidate for United Future in Auckland's Mount Albert, polling eighth at 89 votes. She was outpolled by the Bill and Ben Party co-leader Ben Boyce (158 votes), as well as the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party's Dakta Green (92 votes) and The Kiwi Party's Simmone Dyer (91 votes).[3]

Former parliamentary roles[edit]

  • Member, Business Committee
  • Member, Finance and Expenditure Committee
  • Member, Social Services Committee

UFNZ caucus roles[edit]

  • Deputy Leader
  • Member, Health select committee 27 August 2002 – 11 August 2005
  • Spokesperson, Drugs 2002–2005
  • Spokesperson, Family and Children 2002–2005
  • Spokesperson, Senior Citizens 2002–2005
  • Spokesperson, Social Services 2002–2005
  • Spokesperson, Women's Affairs 2002–2005
  • Spokesperson, Health 2005–2008
  • Spokesperson, Education and Research 2005–2008
  • Spokesperson, Family and Social Services 2005–2008
  • Spokesperson, Māori and Treaty Issues 2005–2008

Personal details[edit]

Born 2 August 1956, Turner is married with three adult children.[4] Before entering politics, she worked simultaneously as an art teacher and as a pastoral and community worker at a local New Life Church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Party Lists of Unsuccessful Registered Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  2. ^ The Dominion Post 15 April 2008, page A2
  3. ^ "Electoral Commission". 
  4. ^ "Turner, Judy". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Gordon Copeland
Deputy Leader of United Future
2004–present
Incumbent