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Bill English

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39th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Assumed office
12 December 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Patsy Reddy
Deputy Paula Bennett
Preceded by John Key
9th Leader of the National Party
Assumed office
12 December 2016
Deputy Paula Bennett
Preceded by John Key
In office
8 October 2001 – 28 October 2003
Deputy Roger Sowry
Preceded by Jenny Shipley
Succeeded by Don Brash
29th Leader of the Opposition
In office
8 October 2001 – 28 October 2003
Deputy Roger Sowry
Preceded by Jenny Shipley
Succeeded by Don Brash
17th Deputy Prime Minister
In office
19 November 2008 – 12 December 2016
Prime Minister John Key
Preceded by Michael Cullen
Succeeded by Paula Bennett
39th Minister of Finance
In office
31 January 1999 – 22 June 1999
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley
Preceded by Bill Birch
Succeeded by Bill Birch
In office
19 November 2008 – 12 December 2016
Prime Minister John Key
Preceded by Michael Cullen
Succeeded by Steven Joyce (acting)
3rd Treasurer
In office
22 June 1999 – 5 December 1999
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley
Preceded by Bill Birch
Succeeded by Michael Cullen
Deputy Leader of the National Party
In office
7 February 2001 – 6 October 2001
Leader Jenny Shipley
Preceded by Wyatt Creech
Succeeded by Gerry Brownlee
In office
27 November 2006 – 12 December 2016
Leader John Key
Preceded by Gerry Brownlee
Succeeded by Paula Bennett
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Clutha-Southland
In office
12 October 1996 – 20 September 2014
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Todd Barclay
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wallace
In office
27 October 1990 – 12 October 1996
Preceded by Derek Angus
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Simon William English

30 December 1961 (1961-12-30) (age 57)
Lumsden, New Zealand
Political party National
Spouse(s) Mary English
Children 6
Alma mater University of Otago
Victoria University
Website Official website

Simon William "Bill" English (born 30 December 1961) is a New Zealand politician. He is the Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the National Party, having taken office on 12 December 2016. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2016.

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