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Jim Anderton

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Anderton in 2010
15th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
5 December 1999 – 15 August 2002
Prime Minister Helen Clark
Preceded by Wyatt Creech
Succeeded by Michael Cullen
Leader of Progressive Party
In office
Deputy Matt Robson
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by Position Abolished
25th President of the Labour Party
In office
Preceded by Arthur Faulkner
Succeeded by Margaret Wilson
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wigram (previously Sydenham)
In office
Preceded by John Kirk
Succeeded by Megan Woods
Majority 8,548
Personal details
James Patrick Anderton

(1938-01-21)21 January 1938
Auckland, New Zealand
Died 7 January 2018(2018-01-07) (aged 79)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Political party Labour (1963–1989) (2011–2017)
NewLabour (1989–1991)
Alliance (1991–2002)
Progressive (2002–2011)
Spouse(s) Carole Anderton
Profession Businessman
Signature J Anderton

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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