Margaret Ann Hartley, known as Ann Hartley, is a former New Zealand member of parliament, a former Mayor of North Shore City, and a member of the Labour Party.

Ann Hartley
1st Mayor of North Shore City
In office
14 October 1989 – 10 October 1992
Succeeded byPaul Titchener
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Northcote
In office
27 November 1999 – 17 September 2005
Preceded byIan Revell
Succeeded byJonathan Coleman
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour Party list
In office
17 September 2005 – 28 February 2008
North Shore Ward Councillor
In office
1 November 2010 – 12 October 2013
Serving with George Wood
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byChris Darby
Personal details
Margaret Ann Hartley

NationalityNew Zealand
Political partyLabour

Early yearsEdit

Hartley was born in 1942 in the town of Warkworth. Before entering politics, she was a real estate agent.

Political careerEdit


Hartley was the mayor of Birkenhead borough, which in 1989 was absorbed into the newly-created North Shore City. She then became mayor of North Shore City.

Member of ParliamentEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
1999–2002 46th Northcote 35 Labour
2002–2005 47th Northcote 35 Labour
2005–2008 47th List 30 Labour

She unsuccessfully contested the Birkenhead electorate in the 1993 election, coming second to National's Ian Revell.[1] She unsuccessfully contested the Northcote electorate in the 1996 election, again coming second to Revell.[2] As she was ranked 47th on Labour's party list in this first MMP election, she did not enter Parliament as a list MP either.[3]

She was first elected to Parliament in the 1999 election, winning the Northcote electorate. She was re-elected for Northcote in 2002, but in 2005 was defeated by Jonathan Coleman, a long-standing rival. She remained in Parliament as a list candidate.

Hartley served as the Deputy Speaker of the House in the 47th New Zealand Parliament and the Assistant Speaker from the 2005 general election until her retirement from national politics in February 2008.[4] She was replaced by former environment minister Marian Hobbs as Assistant Speaker[5] and by Louisa Wall as Labour list MP.[6]

Later activitiesEdit

Auckland Council
Years Ward Affiliation
2010–13 North Shore Shore Voice

In the 2007 local body elections Hartley was elected to the North Shore City Council, and left Parliament in 2008 after the summer recess.

At the 2010 local government elections, when the North Shore City Council (along with all the other councils in the Auckland region) was amalgamated into the single Auckland Council, she stood for the North Shore Ward under the Shore Voice ticket and was successful. She started her new role when the council came into existence on 1 November 2010. Hartley was not re-elected at the 2013 Auckland Council election where she placed third running for re-election to one of the two seats in the North Shore Ward.[7]

Hartley was elected to the Kaipātiki Local Board at the 2016 Auckland elections.[8]


  1. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993. p. 11.
  2. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place – Northcote, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Part III – Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Former MPs: Ann Hartley". New Zealand Parliament. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Tribute to post-hole digger dad". 3 March 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Former Silver Fern enters Parliament as Hartley goes". 18 February 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Brian Rudman: Palino's vote wake-up call for Brown – Cameron Brewer".
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Ian Revell
Member of Parliament for Northcote
Succeeded by
Jonathan Coleman