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List of famous politicians from New Zealand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Kiwi politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Kiwi politicians of all time, so if you're a native of New Zealand and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from New Zealand, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of politicians, including Sue Moroney and Moana Mackey.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of New Zealand in order to get more information about each one.

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Aaron Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Aaron Gilmore age 44 Aaron Gilmore is a New Zealand politician and member of the New Zealand National Party. He was a list MP from the 2008 election until the 2011 election and again from February to May 2013.

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Adam Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Adam Hamilton Died at 72 (1880-1952) Adam Hamilton was a New Zealand politician. He was the first non-interim leader of the National Party during its early years in Opposition.

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Alamein Kopu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alamein Kopu Died at 68 (1943-2011) Manu Alamein Kopu was a New Zealand politician.

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Alan McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alan McCulloch Alan McCulloch is the leader of the small One New Zealand political party in New Zealand. He has previously served as president of the party, Mayor of East Coast Bays, a region of northern ...more

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Albert Davy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Albert Davy Died at 73 (1886-1959) Albert Ernest Davy was a New Zealand political organiser and campaign manager; and at the height of his career, was regarded as one of the best in the country. He was a strong opponent of ...more

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Albert Glover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Albert Glover Died at 92 (1849-1941) Albert Edward Glover was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.

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Aldo Miccio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Aldo Miccio Cataldo Miccio is a New Zealand local-body politician. He was the Mayor of Nelson from 2010 to 2013.

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Alexander Hay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alexander Hay Died at 76 (1865-1941) Alexander Hay was a New Zealand-born Australian politician. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, he was educated there at Auckland Grammar School. Upon inheriting estates in Queensland, he migrated to ...more

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Alexander Herdman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alexander Herdman Died at 84 (1869-1953) Alexander Lawrence Herdman was a New Zealand politician. He served as Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Police. He is known for his reforms of the civil service and for his ...more

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Alfred Cadman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Cadman Died at 58 (1847-1905) Sir Alfred Jerome Cadman, KCMG was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party. He was the Minister of Railways from 1895 to 1899 in the Liberal Government.

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Alfred Domett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Domett Died at 76 (1811-1887) Alfred Domett, CMG was an English colonial statesman and poet. He was New Zealand's fourth Premier.

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Alfred E. Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred E. Allen Died at 75 (1912-1987) Alfred Ernest "Alf" Allen, CMG was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. In 1972, he was the seventeenth Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Alfred Hindmarsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Hindmarsh Died at 58 (1860-1918) Alfred Humphrey Hindmarsh was a New Zealand politician, lawyer and unionist. He died in the 1918 influenza epidemic.

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Alfred Kidd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Kidd Died at 66 (1851-1917) Alfred Kidd was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party. He was the 18th Mayor of Auckland.

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Alfred Ludlam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Ludlam Died at 67 (1810-1877) Alfred Ludlam was a leading New Zealand politician, horticulturist and farmer who owned land at Wellington and in the Hutt Valley. A member of three of New Zealand's four earliest parliaments, ...more

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Allan Dick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Allan Dick Died at 77 (1915-1992) Allan David Dick QSO was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

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Allan McCready is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Allan McCready Died at 87 (1916-2003) Allan McCready QSO was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

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Allan Wallbank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Allan Wallbank age 80 Allan Robert Wallbank was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He represented the electorate of Gisborne in Parliament from 1984 to 1990. He was defeated by Wayne Kimber; one of a ...more

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Anand Satyanand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Anand Satyanand age 73 Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM QSO KStJ is a former lawyer, judge and ombudsman. He was the 19th Governor-General of New Zealand. He is now Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation.

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Andrea Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Andrea Smith Andrea Smith is a New Zealand public servant and current Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Andrew Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Andrew Walker Died at 79 (1855-1934) Andrew Walker was a New Zealand politician of the United Labour Party and then the Labour Party from Dunedin.

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Andrew Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Andrew Williams age 58 Andrew Bruce Forbes Williams is a New Zealand politician. In 2007 he won election as Mayor of North Shore City, New Zealand's fourth-largest city. Williams served on a community board during ...more

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Annabel Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Annabel Young age 61 Annabel Young is a former New Zealand politician. She was an MP from 1997 to 2002, representing the National Party. She entered Parliament on 22 April 1997, having been the next candidate on ...more

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Anne Fraser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Anne Fraser age 66 Lowson Anne Fraser, Lady Cullen née Collins was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

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Anne Tolley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Anne Tolley age 64 Anne Merrilyn Tolley serves as a politician representing the New Zealand National Party. With the formation of the Fifth National Government in late 2008, she became the Minister of Education, ...more

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Anthony Walton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Anthony Walton age 55 Anthony John Walton is a former New Zealand political party president. He was leader of the Future New Zealand party, having previously been a prominent member of Future New Zealand's ...more

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Anton Foljambe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Anton Foljambe age 45 Anton Foljambe is a former Chairman of the National Democrats Party in New Zealand. He has participated in various fringe-right organisations in New Zealand. He formed the NDP in 1999 and stood ...more

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Apirana Ngata is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Apirana Ngata Died at 76 (1874-1950) Sir Āpirana Turupa Ngata was a prominent New Zealand politician and lawyer. He has often been described as the foremost Māori politician to have ever served in Parliament, and is also known for ...more

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Arnold Nordmeyer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Arnold Nordmeyer Died at 88 (1901-1989) Sir Arnold Henry Nordmeyer ONZ KCMG, born Heinrich Arnold Nordmeyer, was a New Zealand politician. He was leader of the Labour Party for three years while it was in Opposition.

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Arthur Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Arthur Faulkner Died at 64 (1921-1985) Arthur James Faulkner was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

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Arthur Guinness is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Arthur Guinness Died at 67 (1846-1913) Sir Arthur Robert Guinness (1846–1913) Liberal  Tenure 1903-1913 (died in office)Arthur Robert Guinness was born at Calcutta, India, the son of Francis Hart Vicesimus Guinness Catherine ...more

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Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt Died at 94 (1900-1994) Colonel Arthur Espie Porritt, Baron Porritt, 1st Baronet, Bt, GCMG, GCVO, CBE, FRCS was a New Zealand physician, military surgeon, statesman and athlete. He served as the 11th Governor-General ...more

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Arthur Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Arthur Rhodes Died at 63 (1859-1922) Arthur Edgar Gravenor Rhodes OBE was a New Zealand Member of Parliament and Mayor of Christchurch. He was the first New Zealand-born person to be elected to the House of Representatives.

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Arthur Stallworthy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Arthur Stallworthy Died at 77 (1877-1954) Arthur John Stallworthy was a New Zealand politician of the United Party, and a Cabinet minister.

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Ashraf Choudhary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Ashraf Choudhary age 68 Dr Ashraf Choudhary, QSO, is a Pakistani-New Zealand scientist in agricultural engineering and a member of the Parliament in New Zealand. He is a member of the Labour Party, and was New ...more

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Assid Corban is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Assid Corban Assid Khaleel Corban, OBE, JP is a New Zealand local-body politician and company director. He was the first Mayor of Waitakere and previously Mayor of the Henderson Borough Council. He is a ...more

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Barbara Stewart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Barbara Stewart age 65 Barbara Joy Stewart is a New Zealand politician. She is a member of the New Zealand First party.

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Barry Brill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Barry Brill age 77 Barry Edward Brill, OBE, JP; born 22 October 1940 in Te Awamutu, is a New Zealand politician and a lawyer. Brill was a parliamentary under-secretary in the Third National Government from 1978 to

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Belinda Vernon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Belinda Vernon age 59 Belinda Jane Vernon is a former New Zealand politician. She was an MP from 1996 to 2002, representing the National Party.

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Ben Couch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Ben Couch Died at 71 (1925-1996) Manuera Benjamin Riwai "Ben" Couch QSO JP was a New Zealand politician and rugby union player and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the ...more

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Bernard Darnton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bernard Darnton age 45 Bernard Darnton is a former leader of Libertarianz, a libertarian political party in New Zealand.

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Bert Walker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bert Walker Died at 89 (1919-2008) Herbert John Walker, CMG, was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

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Bill Anderton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill Anderton Died at 75 (1891-1966) William Theophilus Anderton was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

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Bill Barnard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill Barnard Died at 72 (1886-1958) William Edward Barnard CBE was a New Zealand lawyer, politician and parliamentary speaker. He was a member of Parliament from 1928 until 1943, and was its Speaker from 1936 till 1943. He was ...more

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Bill Dillon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill Dillon age 84 Joseph Gilbert "Bill" Dillon was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party in the Fourth Labour Government of New Zealand. He represented the Hamilton East electorate in Parliament ...more

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Bill English is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill English age 56 Simon William "Bill" English is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of New Zealand, in office since 2008. English entered parliament in 1990 as a National Party MP ...more

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Bill Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill Jeffries age 72 William Patrick "Bill" Jeffries was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He represented the Heretaunga electorate from 1981 to 1990, when he was defeated by a National ...more

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Bill Parry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill Parry Died at 74 (1878-1952) William Edward Parry was a New Zealand Minister and trade unionist.

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Bill Rowling is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill Rowling Died at 68 (1927-1995) Sir Wallace Edward Rowling, KCMG PC, often known as Bill Rowling, was the 30th Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was in office for just over a year, having been appointed Prime Minister ...more

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Bill Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Bill Sullivan Died at 76 (1891-1967) Sir William Sullivan KCMG, in later life known as Bill Sullivan, was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He was born in Inglewood in 1891 to Irish parents. He was a Taranaki rugby ...more