Hilary Calvert

Hilary Calvert
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Hilary Calvert campaigning in 2008
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for ACT party list
In office
Preceded byDavid Garrett
Personal details
Born(1954-10-05) 5 October 1954 (age 62)
Political partyACT
Spouse(s)Alistair Broad


Hilary Calvert is an attorney and a previous member of the brand new Zealand parliament for the Action Party. Following resignation of Action MP David Garrett in Sept 2010, she assumed a posture inside your home of Staff as another MP on ACT’s list. In 2013 she was elected towards the Dunedin Town Council, after a failed advertising campaign for mayor.

Early years

Before entering Parliament, Calvert was a Dunedin-based lawyer who specialising in property law. She actually is a former person in the Otago Central Rail Path Charitable Trust.Calvert is married to Alistair Large and has 3 adult daughters.Both Calvert and Large are trained attorneys, but have abandoned their practising certificates. Calvert right now manages her house portfolio.

Political career

New Zealand Parliament Years Term Electorate List Party 2010–2011 49th List 6 WorkIn the 2008 general election she was positioned number six in the ACT party list and stood in the Dunedin North electorate where she got 1.8% from the votes.David Garrett resigned as an Work list MP more than a passport controversy on 17 Sept 2010. Garrett after that resigned from Parliament on 23 Sept 2010 and Calvert was announced elected to the home of Representatives the very next day. While an MP, she offered on many committees and was the Work Party Whip.Calvert didn't appear on the party list released for the 2011 general election.She challenged incumbent Dave Cull for the Dunedin mayoralty in the 2013 local body elections and in addition sought a seat in the Dunedin Town Council. She contested these elections as an unbiased, unsure if she was still an associate of Work. While Calvert got no previous municipality experience, she completed second to Cull in the mayoral election and was elected to Council with the best quantity of first-preference votes.

Personal policies

Calvert will not agree with efforts to ban farming hens in cages, stating "We value people before silly little hens."