Sandra Goudie

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Sandra Anne Goudie[1] (born 1952) is a New Zealand politician. The current Mayor of Thames-Coromandel, she previously served as a Member of Parliament for the National Party.

Early years[edit]

Before entering politics, Goudie was a farmer, and was later a councillor for the Thames-Coromandel District.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2002–2005 47th Coromandel 42 National
2005–2008 48th Coromandel 26 National
2008–2011 49th Coromandel 27 National

Goudie was first elected to Parliament in the 2002 elections, narrowly winning the seat of Coromandel by defeating Labour candidate Max Purnell and pushing incumbent Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons into third place.

Goudie retained her seat in the 2008 New Zealand General Election with a majority of 14,560.

Goudie was the National Party's opposition spokesperson on Internal Affairs, Senior Citizens and Associate Local Government until 2008.

Goudie retired from parliament at the 2011 general election.[2]

Later years[edit]

In 2012 Goudie joined Focus NZ, a small rural-based political party.[3]

At the 2016 local elections, Goudie was elected as the Mayor of Thames-Coromandel.[4][5]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Coromandel MP Sandra Goudie to retire". The New Zealand Herald. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Party changes focus". 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "A close finish for new Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie". Retrieved 2017-03-22. 

External links[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Jeanette Fitzsimons
Member of Parliament for Coromandel
Succeeded by
Scott SImpson