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Bernard James (Bernie) Ogilvy is a New Zealand educator and politician. He was a list member of Parliament (MP) for the United Future New Zealand party from 2002 to 2005. He left United Future with the breakaway Kiwi Party in 2007.

Bernie Ogilvy
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for United Future list
In office
27 July 2002 – 17 September 2005
Personal details
Political partyKiwi
Other political
affiliations
United Future New Zealand

Early yearsEdit

Before entering national politics, Ogilvy lectured at Auckland's Masters Institute, a fundamentalist Christian teachers college,[1] as well as being involved with Youth With A Mission.

Member of ParliamentEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2002–2005 47th List 3 United Future

He was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as a list MP for the United Future party in the 2002 general election. Like his colleagues, Murray Smith, Paul Adams and Larry Baldock, Ogilvy was an evangelical or fundamentalist Christian. Like the above, and Marc Alexander, he lost his seat at the 2005 general election when the party's electoral support fell to one third its previous level.

Later yearsEdit

Ogilvy reappeared as secretary of the new Kiwi Party in 2007, after Gordon Copeland seceded from United Future over Peter Dunne's support for Sue Bradford's child discipline bill, which sought to outlaw most forms of parental corporal punishment of children in New Zealand. Ogilvy made the application to register the Kiwi Party with the Electoral Commission.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quality Public Education Coalition Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine, The Maxim Institute
  2. ^ Electoral Commission Archived 15 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine, The Kiwi Party - Application to register a political party