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Jeanette Fitzsimons

Jeanette Fitzsimons

Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, with husband Harry Parkes, arrives at the Green Party’s offices in Thames on election night 2005 after it had become clear that the Greens had reached the 5% threshold, which entitled the party to representation in Parliament. Fitzsimons was the Green Party candidate for the Coromandel seat, which she had narrowly won in the 1999 election, but lost in 2002. In 2019 it remained the only electorate which the Green Party had ever won.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Government and politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 March 2020)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016