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Graham Kelly

Graham Kelly

New Zealand politician
Graham Kelly
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Intro New Zealand politician
Is Politician Diplomat
From New Zealand
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1941
Age: 79 years
Politics New Zealand Labour Party
The details


Graham Kelly (born 1941) is a former New Zealand politician.

Member of Parliament

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
1987–1990 42nd Porirua Labour
1990–1993 43rd Porirua Labour
1993–1996 44th Porirua Labour
1996–1999 45th Mana 13 Labour
1999–2002 46th Mana 17 Labour
2002–2003 47th List 26 Labour

Kelly was born in Wellington on 9 May 1941.

As a member of the Labour Party, he served as MP for Porirua from the 1987 elections until the 1996 elections, when he became MP for the new seat of Mana. In the 2002 elections, he did not stand as an electorate candidate, standing as a list MP and allowing Winnie Laban to contest Mana. On 29 July 2003, however, he left Parliament in order to take up a position as High Commissioner to Canada. His list seat was taken by the next candidate on Labour's 2002 party list, Moana Mackey.

High Commissioner to Canada

In 2005, Kelly made remarks to a Canadian governmental panel which were regarded by some in New Zealand as offensive to Māori and various immigrant communities. Calls were made for his resignation, and the government criticised Kelly for his comments, for which he apologised.

Later career

He is currently the president of the Association of Former Members of Parliament.

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