Kenneth Wang

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2004–2005 47th List 10 ACT

Kenneth Xiaoxuan Wang (Chinese: 王小选) (born 1955) is Deputy Leader of the ACT New Zealand party. He previously served as member of Parliament to replace Donna Awatere Huata, who was expelled from Parliament in November 2004.[1]

Wang was born in China, and has three siblings. He arrived in New Zealand in 1984 and is married with two children. Wang worked in the marketing and advertising sector in Auckland. He was New Zealand's second Chinese MP (with the first being Pansy Wong).

At the 2005 elections Wang contested the seat of Mt Roskill, and was seventh on ACT's party list. However, he was not returned to Parliament.

In the 2008 general election he stood unsuccessfully in the electorate of Botany for the ACT New Zealand Party. National candidate Pansy Wong filed a complaint to the electoral commission about Wang's billboards which exhorted "Vote for Wang, get Wang and Wong" (because Pansy Wong's high rank on the National Party List assured her of a seat in parliament).[2][3]

He was elected Deputy Leader of ACT in April 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New MP joins Act in Parliament". The New Zealand Herald. 23 November 2004. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wang Wong gone wrong". Howick and Pakuranga Times. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Tan, Lincoln (5 November 2008). "Wang accuses opponent of dirty tactics". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Shabnam Dastgheib (15 April 2014). "http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9944101/Kenneth-Wang-elected-Act-deputy-leader". Stuff.  External link in |title= (help)
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Boscawen
Deputy Leader of ACT New Zealand
2014-present
Incumbent