Nicola Willis (politician)
Willis at the 2017 Victoria University Politics Society Wellington Central Electorate Debate
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament|
for National Party list
|Assumed office |
3 April 2018
|Preceded by||Steven Joyce|
Nicola Valentine Willis
7 March 1981
Wellington, New Zealand
|Political party||National Party|
|Alma mater||Victoria University of Wellington|
University of Canterbury 
Nicola Valentine Willis (born 7 March 1981) is a New Zealand politician who is a Member of Parliament for the National Party. Following Steven Joyce's retirement from politics, Willis took his seat in Parliament.
Willis was born and raised in Wellington. She graduated with a first-class honours degree in English literature from Victoria University of Wellington in 2003, and later on received a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the University of Canterbury in 2017. She was a member of the Victoria University Debating Society, and competed in international tournaments.
|New Zealand Parliament|
Willis contested at the 2017 election as National's candidate for the electorate of Wellington Central, and was number 58 on the party list. Based on preliminary results, she would enter parliament, but in the final results National went down two seats whilst the Labour and Green parties increased by a seat each. Willis was second in line should there be a vacancy in a list seat held by a National Party MP during the 52nd New Zealand Parliament, and following Bill English's and Steven Joyce's resignations in March 2018, Willis along with Maureen Pugh entered parliament.
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- "Graduate Search - Alumni Association | University of Canterbury". The University of Canterbury.
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- "Meet NZ's newest MPs: Green's Golriz Ghahraman and Labour's Angie Warren-Clark". 1 News. 6 October 2017.
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- "No name change for Victoria University". Newsroom. 19 December 2018.