Jan Logie

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Jan Logie

Jan Logie in 2019.jpg
Logie in 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary
for Justice
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
MinisterAndrew Little
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Green party list
Assumed office
30 November 2011 (2011-11-30)
Personal details
Born (1969-10-26) 26 October 1969 (age 50)
Invercargill, New Zealand
Political partyGreen
Alma materUniversity of Otago
WebsiteGreen Party profile

Heather Janet Logie (born 26 October 1969) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She is a member of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Early life[edit]

Logie was born in Invercargill in 1969.[1] She graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in politics and served as Women's Coordinator for the New Zealand Union of Students' Associations from 1993 to 1996.[1] She lived and worked in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher on the JET Programme.[2] She has previously worked for Women's Refuge, the Hutt Valley Youth Health Service, the New Zealand YWCA and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.[3]

Logie described herself as a "lefty, feminist lesbian" in her maiden speech to Parliament.[4]

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2011–2014 50th List 9 Green
2014–2017 51st List 10 Green
2017–present 52nd List 6 Green

Logie unsuccessfully contested the 2010 by-election in Mana, placing third with 1,543 votes.[5] Logie also stood in Mana in the 2011 election, where she again came third, however as she ranked ninth on the Green Party list[6] she was elected to Parliament, with the Greens gaining 14 seats .[7] Logie, along with the rest of the Green Party, voted in support of Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013, allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in New Zealand.[8]

She was returned to Parliament during the 2014 election.[9] In 2015, Logie created a cross-party group to look at and advocate for LGBTI rights. This group consists of Catherine Delahunty (Green), Chris Bishop (National), David Seymour (ACT), Denis O'Rourke (NZ First), Denise Roche (Green), James Shaw (Green), herself, Kevin Hague (Green), Louisa Wall (Labour), Nanaia Mahuta (Labour), Paul Foster-Bell (National), and Trevor Mallard (Labour).[10]

Following the 2017 election and the formation of the Sixth Labour Government, Logie was appointed as the Parliamentary Undersecretary to the Minister of Justice Andrew Little with a focus on domestic and sexual violence issues.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Jan Logie". Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Jan Logie". New Zealand Parliament. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Green Party Mana candidate confirmed". Kapiti Coast News. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Address In Reply Debate – 15th February, 2012 – Part 10". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Official Count Results – Mana". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  6. ^ "2011 election candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Official Count Results – Overall Status". Electoral Commission. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  8. ^ Harkanwal Singh; Andy Ball (17 April 2013). "Marriage equality bill – How MPs voted". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Attachment A: 2014 General Election list of successful candidates" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  10. ^ Jones, Nicholas (23 May 2015). "MPs' group to focus on LGBTI people's rights". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 October 2017.

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