Lynda Scott

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Lynda Marie Scott is a former New Zealand politician. She was a member of the National Party.

Early life[edit]

Scott trained as a nurse in Wellington and then became a doctor in Auckland.[1] She worked as a geriatrician. For a time, she also served as a director of Blenheim radio company Marlborough Media, which owned Sounds FM and Easy FM.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1999–2002 46th Kaikōura 56 National
2002–2005 47th Kaikōura 12 National

Scott was first elected to Parliament in the 1999 election, winning the South Island seat of Kaikōura.[2] She replaced Doug Kidd, a long-serving National MP who had opted to become a list MP. In 2002, she became National's spokesperson for health. On 21 July 2004, however, she announced that she would retire from politics at the next election, returning to her "first love", medicine.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Dr Lynda Scott not seeking re-election" (Press release). New Zealand National Party. Scoop. 21 July 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Women in parliament 1933 - 2005". Elections New Zealand. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Kidd
Member of Parliament for Kaikoura
Succeeded by
Colin King