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Anderton in 2010
|15th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand|
5 December 1999 – 15 August 2002
|Prime Minister||Helen Clark|
|Preceded by||Wyatt Creech|
|Succeeded by||Michael Cullen|
|Leader of Progressive Party|
|Preceded by||Position Established|
|Succeeded by||Position Abolished|
|25th President of the Labour Party|
|Preceded by||Arthur Faulkner|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Wilson|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wigram (previously Sydenham)
|Preceded by||John Kirk|
|Succeeded by||Megan Woods|
James Patrick Anderton
21 January 1938
Auckland, New Zealand
|Died||7 January 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Political party||Labour (1963–1989) (2011–2017)
James Patrick Anderton (21 January 1938 – 7 January 2018) was a New Zealand politician. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002. In 2010, he ran unsuccessfully for the mayoral position of Christchurch.
Anderton retired from Parliament at the 2011 election. After his retirement, he and former MP Philip Burdon were the two prominent campaigners for the restoration of ChristChurch Cathedral.
Anderton died in Christchurch on 7 January 2018, two weeks before his 80th birthday.
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