Brent Catchpole

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Brent Catchpole is a New Zealand politician. He is a member of New Zealand First and serves as president of the party.

Professional life[edit]

Before entering politics, Catchpole worked first as an accountant and then as a marketing director for a tourism company.[1] He now works as a political lobbying consultant.[2] In 2015 he was elected party president of New Zealand First.[3][4]

Political career[edit]

Member of Parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2002–2005 47th List 13 NZ First

He was elected to Parliament as a list MP in the 2002 election, but lost his seat in the 2005 election. He was his party's spokesperson on Communications & IT, Environment, Biosecurity, Internal Affairs, and Tourism portfolios.[5]

Local body politics[edit]

In 2007 he was elected to the Papakura District Council in the Ardmore ward. He had also contested the Papakura mayoralty that year, but placed third behind Calum Penrose, who was successful, and the incumbent John Robertson.[6]

In the 2010 local body elections, he stood for the Papakura Local Board and the Counties Manukau District Health Board.[5] He was successful with the local board,[7] but unsuccessful with the District Health Board.[8]

Catchpole was re-elected to the Papakura Local Board at the 2016 Auckland elections.[9]


  1. ^ "Our team". Papakura First. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  2. ^ List, Kevin (26 January 2006). "What Are Those Ex MPs Up To Now?". Scoop. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  3. ^ Vance, Andrea (3 August 2015). "Winston Peters jumps into race debate at NZ First party conference". Stuff. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  4. ^ "NZ First President". RNZ. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Brent Catchpole". Elections 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Your Vote 07 - The results". New Zealand Herald. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Auckland Council - Papakura Local Board". Elections 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Counties Manukau District Health Board". Elections 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)