Former Green MPs

Former Co-leaders

Metiria Turei

Metiria was co-leader of the Green Party between 2002 and 2017. She entered Parliament in 2005 and during her tenure held a range of portfolios including child poverty, building and housing, education, health (alcohol and drugs), justice, local government, māori affairs, treaty issues and youth affairs.

Russel Norman

Russel was co-leader of the Green Party between 2006 and 2015. He entered Parliament in 2008 and during his tenure held a range of portfolios including climate change, economics and finance, water, justice and national intelligence and security.

Jeanette Fitzsimons

Jeannette was a founding member of the Green Party and was co-leader between 1995 and 2009. She entered Parliament in 1996 and during her tenure held a range of portfolios including climate change, energy, finance & revenue, genetic engineering, research, science & technology, sustainable economics, and transport.

Rod Donald

Rod was a founding member of the Green Party and was co-leader from 1995 until his death in 2005. He entered Parliament in 1996 and during his tenure held a range of portfolios including electoral reform, finance and revenue, Buy Kiwi Made, commerce, regional development and small business.

Former Members of Parliament

Gareth Hughes

Gareth was a Green MP between 2010 and 2020. He was the youngest MP in parliament at the time of his election. During his time at Parliament he was the spokesperson on energy, climate, animal rights and ICT and food safety. During the 52nd Parliament, Gareth was successful in negotiating the ban on all new offshore oil and gas, passed his the Country of Origin Food Labelling Bill, got Parliament to add a plaque to the House of Representatives to remember the land wars, among other achievements. 

Mojo Mathers

Mojo was a Green MP between 2011 and 2017. She was the country’s first deaf Member of Parliament. During her time as a Green MP she was spokesperson for animal rights, civil defence, commerce and consumer affairs, conservation, disability issues, food and natural health.

Denise Roche

Denise was a Green MP between 2011 and 2017. During her time as a Green MP she was spokesperson for waste, Auckland issues, community and voluntary sector, gambling, immigration, pacific peoples, ethnic affairs, internal affairs, state services, and workplace relations and safety.

Catherine Delahunty

Catherine was a Green MP between 2008 and 2017. During her time as a Green MP she was spokesperson for te tiriti o waitangi, water, environment (mining, toxics), disability issues, forestry, human rights, overseas development aid, education, women’s affairs, and Work and Income.

Steffan Browning

Steffan was a Green MP between 2011 and 2017. During his time as a Green MP he was spokesperson for agriculture, biosecurity and customs, fisheries, forestry, GE, natural health, organics, pesticides, and security and intelligence.

Barry Coates

Barry was a Green MP between 2016 and 2017. During his time as a Green MP he was spokesperson for commerce, consumer affairs, internal affairs, overseas development, senior citizens and trade.

Kennedy Graham

Kennedy was a Green MP between 2008 and 2017. During his time as a Green MP he was musterer, deputy musterer and spokesperson for civil defence, climate change (international), constitutional issues, defence, disarmament, energy, foreign affairs, justice official development assistance, security and intelligence, senior citizens, sustainability, trade and foreign investment, and veterans’ affairs.

David Clendon

David was a Green MP between 2009 and 2017. During his time as a Green MP he was spokesperson on the Auckland supercity, commerce, consumer affairs, corrections, ICT, Resource Management Act, small business, tertiary education, tourism, Māori affairs and research science and technology.

Kevin Hague

Kevin was a Green MP between 2008 and 2016. During his time as a Green MP he was spokesperson for conservation, health, housing, biosecurity and customs, ACC, cycling and active transport, gambling, oceans, rainbow issues, rural affairs, older people and sport and recreation.

Holly Walker

Holly was a Green MP between 2011 and 2014. During her time as a Green MP she was spokesperson for arts, culture and heritage, children, electoral reform, housing, open government, and youth and studies.

Keith Locke

Keith was a Green MP between 1999 and 2011.  During his time as a Green MP he was spokesperson for foreign affairs, defence and disarmament, overseas aid, transport, civil defence, customs, sports, ethnic affairs, human rights, immigration, industrial relations, pacific island affairs, security and intelligence, and state services.

Sue Kedgley

Sue was a Green MP between 1999 and 2011. During her time as a Green MP she was spokesperson for transport, food safety, ACC, health, organics, women’s affairs, alcohol and other drugs, animal welfare, civil defence, and local government.

Sue Bradford

Sue was a Green MP between 1999 and 2009. During her time as a Green MP she was spokesperson for  buy kiwi-made, community and voluntary sector, community economic development, gambling, housing, industrial relations, internal affairs, mental health, small business and social development.

Nandor Tanzcos

Nandor was a Green MP between 1999 and 2008. During his time as a Green MP he was spokesperson for the environment and sustainable land management, justice, information and communication technology, constitutional issues and commerce.

Mike Ward

Mike was a Green MP between 2002 and 2005.  During his time as a Green MP he was spokesperson for Arts and Culture, Older Persons, Small Business, Sports, Fitness and Leisure, Tourism and Waste.

Ian Ewen-Street

Ian was a Green MP between 1999 and 2005. 


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