Kieran McAnulty

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Kieran McAnulty

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Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour party list
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Personal details
Born (1985-01-31) 31 January 1985 (age 34)
Political partyLabour

Kieran Michael McAnulty (born 31 January 1985) is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Personal life[edit]

McAnulty has previously worked for the T.A.B. as a bookmaker covering the racing industry and an economic development advisor for the Masterton District Council.[1] He is a volunteer firefighter, board member of both Wings over Wairarapa and Golden Shears, a trustee of the Masterton Community Trust and Chair of Relay For Life.[2] In September 2016 McAnulty wrestled a car thief to the ground in Masterton who was trying to steal his ute.[3]

Political career[edit]

McAnulty stood in the North Island electorate of Wairarapa at the 2014 election, but was defeated by National's Alastair Scott.[4] He had previously been offered the Wairarapa candidacy in 2011, but declined.[1]

Member of Parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd List 38 Labour

McAnulty stood for Labour in Wairarapa again in the 2017 election and reduced Scott's majority but failed to win the electorate. McAnulty was returned via the party list, where he was ranked 38.[5] McAnulty did not win the electorate, but entered parliament via the Party list.[6]


  1. ^ a b Fuller, Piers (10 October 2017). "A young Wairarapa MP shows a natural flair for politics". Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Kieran McAnulty". New Zealand Labour Party. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Labour young gun tackles thief to the ground in the middle of the Masterton". 29 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Official Count Results – Wairarapa". Electoral Commission. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Successful Candidates". Electoral Commission. 23 September 2017. Archived from the original on 28 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.