Fletcher Tabuteau

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Fletcher Tabuteau

Parliamentary Under-Secretary
for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
MinisterWinston Peters
Parliamentary Under-Secretary
for Regional Economic Development
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
MinisterShane Jones
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for New Zealand First list
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Personal details
Born
Fletcher Hoporona Tabuteau

1974 (age 44–45)[1]
Rotorua, New Zealand[1]
Alma materUniversity of Waikato

Fletcher Hoporona Tabuteau (born 1974) is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of New Zealand First. On 27 February 2018, he became the party's deputy leader.[2]

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2014–2017 51st List 4 NZ First
2017–present 52nd List 4 NZ First

Born and raised in Rotorua, Tabuteau is of Māori descent through his mother, affiliating to the Ngāti Ngāraranui, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, and Ngāti Whakaue iwi.[3] Tabuteau was an economics lecturer and head of the business school at Waiariki Institute of Technology[4] before being elected at the 2014 election after being ranked fourth on the party list. He stood in the Rotorua electorate.[4]

He has previously stood for New Zealand First in 2002, 2005 and 2011.[citation needed] Tabuteau was re-elected on the New Zealand First list during the 2017 general election.[5] Following the formation of a coalition government consisting of Labour, New Zealand First, and the Greens, Tabuteau was appointed as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and the Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones.[6]

He succeeded Ron Mark as deputy leader of New Zealand First on 27 February 2018.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cheng, Derek (22 September 2014). "Election 2014: Peters a political hero, NZ First MP". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Moir, Jo (27 February 2018). "NZ First appoints Fletcher Tabuteau as its new deputy leader – rolling Ron Mark". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ Martin, Matthew (17 September 2014). "Election profile: Fletcher Tabuteau". Rotorua Daily Post. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Newcomers jump up NZ First list". Otago Daily Times. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  5. ^ "2017 General Election – Official Result Successful Candidates". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
Political offices
New office Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
2017–present
Incumbent
Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Regional Economic Development
2017–present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control
2018–present
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ron Mark
Deputy leader of New Zealand First
2018–present
Incumbent

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