Katrina Shanks


Katrina Shanks

The New Zealand politician Katrina Shanks (born 1970) serves as a list member of Parliament for the New Zealand National Party Party. Shanks became a Member of Parliament on 7 February 2007, following the formal resignation of Don Brash from Parliament. [cite news
author = Chief Electoral Office
title = New List MP For National Party
url = http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0702/S00077.htm
work = Scoop
publisher = Scoop Media Group
location =
date = 2007-02-07
accessdate = 2008-07-19
quote = The Chief Electoral Officer has declared KATRINA SHANKS from Wellington to be elected to Parliament from the National Party's list.
] Shanks became her party's Associate Spokeswoman for Commerce and Associate Spokeswoman for Economic Development.

Prior to entering politics, Katrina Shanks worked as a self-employed accountant. She had previously worked as a Project Accountant for the Westpac Banking Corporation, in retail client services for Newton Investment Management in the United Kingdom, and as a Senior Auditor for Audit New Zealand. [National Party: National selects Dunne challenger - 21 December 2004 [http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0412/S00233.htm Source] ] Shanks has three children. [
TVNZ: Key unveils more centrist line-up - 1 December 2006 [http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/425825/908479 Source]
]

Entry into politics

Shanks stood as the National Party candidate for the Ohariu-Belmont electorate against United Future New Zealand leader Peter Dunne at the 2005 general election. In the electorate vote she placed third behind Dunne and Labour's Charles Chauvel, gaining 7,329 votes. However, National's party-vote within the electorate exceeded that of Labour. [NZ Votes.org: Ohariu-Belmont electorate candidates and results [http://www.nzvotes.org/index.cfm/electorates/electorates?id=36 Source] ] The initial results for the election on 17 September 2005 (election night) would have seen Shanks elected as a list MP, however the subsequent counting of special votes, and the reduction in the number of National Party list seats, meant that Shanks did not make it into Parliament. Her list position meant, however, that should any National list MP resign, Shanks would become the new National MP . This happened when former party leader Don Brash resigned on 7 February 2007.

Political views

Trivia

Shanks' father, Graeme Hislop, once stood against National Prime Minister Keith Holyoake as a Social Credit candidate. [cite news
author = NZPA
title = New MP fulfilling dad's dream
url = http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10413292
work = The New Zealand Herald
publisher = APN News & Media
location = Auckland
date = 2006-12-01
accessdate = 2008-07-19
quote = She is fulfilling a dream of her father, Graham Hislop, who stood for Parliament when he was 36 - the same age Mrs Shanks was during the election campaign last year.
] At that time he had reached the same age (36) as Shanks when she stood for Parliament in 2005.

External links

* [http://www.national.org.nz/MP.aspx?Id=275 Katrina Shanks - New Zealand National Party MP profile]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Alternative theories regarding Hurricane Katrina — Following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina, various conjectures were put forward suggesting that Katrina was not an ordinary natural event, but was instead influenced by human behavior or supernatural forces. Assertions of the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Adventures in Odyssey characters — The following is a partial list of characters from the radio program Adventures in Odyssey. Contents 1 Major characters (currently active) 2 Major characters (currently inactive) 2.1 Adults …   Wikipedia

  • Eugene Meltsner — is a major character in the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey , voiced by Will Ryan. A long time employee at Whit s End , Eugene is the local brainiac , having a reputation for erudition and a fondness for trivia. Major plot arcs involving Eugene …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand general election, 2005 — 2002 ← members 17 September 2005 (2005 09 17) …   Wikipedia

  • Don Brash — Dr Don Brash Leader of ACT New Zealand Incumbent Assumed office 28 April 2011 …   Wikipedia

  • Pamela Hayden — Infobox Actor name = Pamela Hayden birthdate = birth date and age|1953|11|27 birthplace = United States occupation= Actress, comedianPamela Hayden (born on November 27, 1953 in United States) is an American actress, best known for providing… …   Wikipedia

  • Keith Holyoake — The Right Honourable Sir Keith Holyoake KG, GCMG, CH, QSO, KStJ …   Wikipedia

  • Dannevirke — For other uses, see Dannevirke (disambiguation). Dannevirke Tāmaki nui a Rua (Māori) …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand National Party — Rōpū Nāhinara Leader John Key Preside …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand House of Representatives — Parliament of New Zealand Pāremata Aotearoa 49th New Zealand Parliament Type Type …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.