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Jim Anderton

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Jim Anderton

Anderton in 2010
15th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
5 December 1999 – 15 August 2002
Prime MinisterHelen Clark
Preceded byWyatt Creech
Succeeded byMichael Cullen
Leader of Progressive Party
In office
DeputyMatt Robson
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byPosition Abolished
25th President of the Labour Party
In office
Preceded byArthur Faulkner
Succeeded byMargaret Wilson
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wigram (previously Sydenham)
In office
Preceded byJohn Kirk
Succeeded byMegan Woods
Personal details
James Patrick Anderton

(1938-01-21)21 January 1938
Auckland, New Zealand
Died7 January 2018(2018-01-07) (aged 79)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Political partyLabour (1963–1989) (2011–2017)
NewLabour (1989–1991)
Alliance (1991–2002)
Progressive (2002–2011)
Spouse(s)Carole Anderton
SignatureJ Anderton

James Patrick Anderton (21 January 1938 – 7 January 2018) was a New Zealand politician. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002. In 2010, he ran unsuccessfully for the mayoral position of Christchurch.

Anderton retired from Parliament at the 2011 election. After his retirement, he and former MP Philip Burdon were the two prominent campaigners for the restoration of ChristChurch Cathedral.

Anderton died in Christchurch on 7 January 2018, two weeks before his 80th birthday.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2005 election results – Official Count Results – Wigram". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 February 2007.
  2. "Jim Anderton dies aged 79". 1 July 2018 – via www.newshub.co.nz.
  3. "Former deputy PM Jim Anderton dies". 6 January 2018 – via www.nzherald.co.nz.
  4. "Former Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has died". Radio New Zealand. 7 January 2018.

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