Michael Cullen (politician) facts for kids
Sir Michael John Cullen KNZM (born 5 February 1945) is a British-born New Zealand Labour politician and historian. He held key job positions during the Helen Clark cabinet such as Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2002 to 2008.
In 1981, he was elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
He was Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2002 to 2008 during the Helen Clark cabinet. He was also Minister of Finance from 1999 to 2008 and Attorney-General in 2005 and again from 2006 to 2008.
He was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1996 until November 2008, when he resigned following a defeat in the general election.
He resigned from Parliament in April 2009, to become the deputy chairman of New Zealand Post from 1 November 2009 and chairman from 1 November 2010. He left the position in 2016.
Cullen identifies as a social democrat.
In 1967, he married Rowena Joy Knight. They divorced in 1989. That same year, he married then-MP Anne Fraser.
Cullen became a naturalized New Zealand citizen in 1975. In 2012, Cullen was appointed Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
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