Shadow Cabinet of Jenny Shipley

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New Zealand political leader Jenny Shipley assembled a "shadow cabinet" within the National Party caucus after her election to the position of Leader of the Opposition in 1999. She composed this of individuals who acted for the party as spokespeople in assigned roles while she was Leader of the Opposition (1999–2001).

As the National Party formed the largest party not in government at the time, the frontbench team was as a result the Official Opposition within the New Zealand House of Representatives.

Frontbench team[edit]

The list below contains a list of Shipley's spokespeople and their respective roles as announced in June 2000. The first thirty members are given rankings with an extended group of junior members who are unranked.[1]

Rank Shadow Minister Portfolio
1 Rt Hon Jenny Shipley Leader of the Opposition
2 Rt Hon Wyatt Creech Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Spokesperson of Health
3 Hon Bill English Spokesperson of Finance
4 Hon Roger Sowry Shadow Leader of the House
Spokesperson of State Services
Spokesperson of Transport
Spokesperson of Civil Aviation
5 Hon Max Bradford Spokesperson for Economic Development
Spokesperson of Labor
Spokesperson of Industrial Relations
6 Hon John Luxton Spokesperson for International Trade Negotiations
Associate Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs
Associate Spokesperson of Industry & Regional Development
7 Hon Dr Nick Smith Spokesperson of Education
Spokesperson of ERO
Associate Spokesperson for the Environment/RMA
8 Hon Dr Lockwood Smith Spokesperson of Commerce
Associate Spokesperson of Finance
Associate Spokesperson for Communications
Associate Spokesperson of Statistics
9 Hon Tony Ryall Spokesperson of Justice
Spokesperson of Housing
Spokesperson for Timberlands & SILNA
10 Rt Hon Simon Upton Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs
Spokesperson of Culture and Heritage
Spokesperson for Superannuation
11 Hon Murray McCully Spokesperson of Local Government
Spokesperson of Infrastructure (Including Auckland)
Spokesperson of Sport, Fitness and Leisure
12 Hon Maurice Williamson Spokesperson of Tertiary Education
Spokesperson of Information Technology
Spokesperson of Research, Science and Technology
13 Bob Simcock Spokesperson of Social Services
Spokesperson of Employment
Spokesperson for Community & Voluntary Sector
14 Hon David Carter Spokesperson of Tourism
Spokesperson of Biosecurity & Border Security
15 John Carter Senior Whip
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House
Spokesperson of Civil Defense and Emergency Services
16 Gerry Brownlee Junior Whip
Spokesperson of ACC
Associate Spokesperson of Labour
17 Belinda Vernon Spokesperson of Work & Income (excl Employment)
Associate Spokesperson of Revenue
18 Hon Georgina te Heuheu Spokesperson of Maori Affairs
Spokesperson for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
19 Dr Wayne Mapp Spokesperson of Defense
Associate Spokesperson of Justice
Associate Spokesperson of Maori Affairs
20 Gavan Herlihy Spokesperson of Agriculture
21 Annabel Young Spokesperson of Revenue
22 Brian Neeson Spokesperson of Police
23 Eric Roy Spokesperson of Conservation
24 Hon Doug Kidd Spokesperson of Fisheries (incl Fisheries Commission)
25 Hon Marie Hasler Spokesperson of Immigration
Spokesperson of Consumer Affairs
Spokesperson of Wholesale & Retail Services
26 Hon Clem Simich Shadow Attorney-General
Spokesperson of State Owned Enterprises
Spokesperson of Racing
27 Warren Kyd Spokesperson of Small Business & Manufacturing
Spokesperson of Compliance Costs
Spokesperson of Foreign Investment
28 Rt Hon Don McKinnon Spokesperson of Pacific Island Affairs
29 Tony Steel Spokesperson of Corrections
Associate Spokesperson of Tertiary Education (ETSA and Industry Training)
Associate Spokesperson of Sport, Fitness and Leisure
30 Pansy Wong Spokesperson of Energy
Associate Spokesperson of Commerce
Associate Spokesperson of Ethnic Affairs
Shane Ardern Spokesperson of Rural Affairs
Associate Spokesperson of Agriculture
Dr Paul Hutchison Spokesperson of CRI's
Associate Spokesperson of Health
Simon Power Spokesperson of Courts
Spokesperson of Youth Affairs
Katherine Rich Spokesperson of Broadcasting
Spokesperson of National Library and Archives
Lynda Scott Spokesperson of Senior Citizens
Associate Spokesperson of Health (Disability Services)
Lindsay Tisch Spokesperson of Internal Affairs
Anne Tolley Spokesperson of Early Childhood Education
Spokesperson of Women's Affairs
Dr Richard Worth Spokesperson for the Environment

References[edit]

  1. ^ Small, Vernon (30 June 2000). "Shipley realigns her troops". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 28 February 2017.