- Chester Borrows
Kerry James "Chester" Borrows
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
Incumbent Assumed office
Preceded by Jill Pettis Majority 6,333 Personal details Born 20 June 1957
Nationality New Zealand Political party National
Kerry James "Chester" Borrows (born 1957) is a New Zealand politician.
Borrows initially worked as a police officer, and later gained an LLB from Victoria University of Wellington in a record time of two years and 14 days. He was admitted to the bar in 2002, and worked as a corporate lawyer in Hawera.
Member of Parliament
Parliament of New Zealand Years Term Electorate List Party 2005–08 48th Whanganui 34 National 2008–present 49th Whanganui 42 National
In the 2005 election, Borrows stood as the National Party's candidate for seat of Whanganui, and was successful, defeating the incumbent Jill Pettis of the Labour Party. He had been unsuccessful in the 1999 and 2002 elections, and had decided not to stand again.
Borrows had proposed an amendment to the Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill (now passed into law as the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007) that allowed for the use of force on children providing that is does not "cause or contribute materially to harm that is more than transitory and trifling".
Borrows was born in Nelson on 20 June 1957. His parents were life-long socialists. He joined the police force after leaving school in the sixth form, and was "sole charge cop" at Patea from 1985 to 1988. He now lives in Hawera with his wife, Ella and have three children, Zac, Abi and Katy. He is a lay preacher in the Presbyterian Church. In 2007 he had a "stomach-stapling" operation to reduce weight.
- ^ "Assessing the Chester Borrow’s proposal" (PDF). March 2007. http://www.barnardos.org.nz/AboutUs/BriefingSheet_Assessing%20the%20Chester%20Borrows%20proposal_April07.pdf. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- Chester Borrows MP official site
- Profile at National party
- Profile at New Zealand Parliament
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou.co.nz
- Chester's Patch: Interview with Steve Braunias, Sunday Star-Times, 17 June 2007, page A18
Parliament of New Zealand Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Whanganui
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