Hon Annette King

Annette King is the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and spokesperson for social policy.


Annette King’s political career has seen her hold an impressive number of esteemed positions within government, including Minister of Health, Minister of Police, and Minister of Justice. She has also represented three different electorates over her career which dates back to 1984.


Annette joined the Labour Party at the age of 25 and 12 years later successfully stood as the party’s candidate for Horowhenua. Re-elected in 1987 she was appointed parliamentary undersecretary to the Minister of Employment and of Social Welfare.


In 1989 she was elevated to Cabinet, becoming Minister of Employment, Minister of Immigration, and Minister of Youth Affairs. She has since held various ministerial positions within the Helen Clark administration, steadily moving up the Labour party list. She became the deputy leader of the Labour Party in November of 2008.


Annette is married with one daughter and lives in the Rongotai electorate.


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