Philip Burdon

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Philip Burdon
Philip Burdon.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Fendalton
In office
28 November 1981 – 12 October 1996
Preceded byEric Holland
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Philip Ralph Burdon

25 March 1939
Geraldine, New Zealand
Political partyNational

Philip Ralph Burdon (born 25 March 1939 in Geraldine[1][2]) is a former New Zealand politician and lawyer by profession. He is also part-owner of Meadow Mushrooms.[3]


Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1981–1984 40th Fendalton National
1984–1987 41st Fendalton National
1987–1990 42nd Fendalton National
1990–1993 43rd Fendalton National
1993–1996 44th Fendalton National

Burdon was an MP from 1981 to 1996, representing the National Party. He was first elected to Parliament in the 1981 elections as MP for the Christchurch electorate of Fendalton,[2] and was re-elected for that electorate until leaving Parliament at the 1996 elections. He was the New Zealand Minister of State Owned Enterprises from 1993 to 1996.[2]

Post-political career[edit]

As of 2009, Philip Burdon is chairman of the Asia New Zealand Foundation.[4] Burdon and former MP Jim Anderton have been prominent campaigners for the restoration of ChristChurch Cathedral, which had been severely damaged in the February and June 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. They were ultimately successful in September 2017 when the Anglican synod made a binding decision to restore the church.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Ros Burdon, the daughter of the late Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen, former Lord Mayor of London.[3]


  1. ^ Temple, Philip (1994). Temple's Guide to the 44th New Zealand Parliament. Dunedin: McIndoe Publishers. p. 56. ISBN 0 86868 159 8.
  2. ^ a b c "New Zealand Government Ministers Hon Philip Burdon". New Zealand Government. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Who's who on the 2008 Power List". The Press. Fairfax New Zealand. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Confident Future For Japan NZ relations". Scoop. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  5. ^ Rutherford, Bridget (7 September 2017). "Ailing Jim Anderton recognised at special investiture ceremony". The Star. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

Further reading[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Eric Holland
Member of Parliament for Fendalton
Constituency abolished