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Paula Bennett

MP
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Bennett in 2018
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Leader Bill English
Simon Bridges
Preceded by Kelvin Davis
Deputy Leader of the National Party
Assumed office
12 December 2016
Leader Bill English
Simon Bridges
Preceded by Bill English
18th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
12 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Preceded by Bill English
Succeeded by Winston Peters
Minister of State Services
In office
8 October 2014 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister John Key
Bill English
Preceded by Jonathan Coleman
Succeeded by Chris Hipkins
14th Minister for Women
In office
20 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister Bill English
Preceded by Louise Upston
Succeeded by Julie Anne Genter
19th Minister of Tourism
In office
20 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister Bill English
Preceded by John Key
Succeeded by Kelvin Davis
25th Minister of Police
In office
20 December 2016 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister Bill English
Preceded by Judith Collins
Succeeded by Stuart Nash
Minister for Climate Change Issues
In office
14 December 2015 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister John Key
Bill English
Preceded by Tim Groser
Succeeded by James Shaw
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Upper Harbour
Assumed office
21 September 2014
Preceded by constituency established
Majority 9,692
Personal details
Born 9 April 1969 (1969-04-09) (age 51)
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Political party National Party
Spouse(s) Alan Philps
Children 1
Alma mater Massey University (BA)
Occupation Recruitment consultant

Paula Lee Bennett (born 9 April 1969) is a New Zealand politician. She is the Deputy Leader of the National Party and MP for Upper Harbour. She was the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand between December 2016 and October 2017.


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