|Deputy Leader of United Future|
|Preceded by||Gordon Copeland|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for United Future list
2002 – 2008
|Born||Judith Anne Turner
2 August 1956
|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
|Parliament of New Zealand|
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. 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).
Former parliamentary roles
- Member, Business Committee
- Member, Finance and Expenditure Committee
- Member, Social Services Committee
UFNZ caucus roles
- 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
Born 2 August 1956, Turner is married with three adult children. Before entering politics, she worked simultaneously as an art teacher and as a pastoral and community worker at a local New Life Church.
|Party political offices|
|Deputy Leader of United Future