Tim van de Molen

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Tim van de Molen

Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waikato
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Preceded byLindsay Tisch
Personal details
Political partyNational
ChildrenTwo [1]

Timothy John van de Molen is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.

Personal life[edit]

Van de Molen lives in Tamahere, Waikato and has worked as a farmer and a rural manager for Rabobank. In 2013, Tim won the NZ Young Farmer of the Year Award after coming runner up in 2011. He is married and has a daughter and son.[2][3][4]

Political career[edit]

At the 2017 general election van de Molen stood in the electorate of Waikato. He had not previously stood for parliament or other office. The Waikato electorate has been held by the National party since 1938, apart from two periods where the electorate did not exist. van de Molen was selected by National to replace Lindsay Tisch as their candidate; Tisch had held the electorate from 2008 to 2017 but decided not to seek re-election.

Member of parliament[edit]

Van de Molen serves as the National Party's Third Whip, subordinate to the party's Senior Whip.[5]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd Waikato 66 National


  1. ^ "Tim van der Molen". National. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Tim van der Molen". National. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  3. ^ "National selects new Waikato candidate for 2017 – Scoop News". Scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Matangi banker takes out young farmer title". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ "New Whips to help keep National moving forward". National Party – press release. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Lindsay Tisch
Member of Parliament for Waikato