Bill Lambert (politician)

Brian Spencer George Lambert (22 November 1930 – 22 December 2019), commonly known as Bill Lambert, was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1975–1978 38th Western Hutt National

Lambert was born in 1930, the son of Basil Lambert.[1] He received his education at Silverstream College. He worked as a journalist for The Dominion and was afterwards public relations officer for Mobil Oil (1956–1960).[2] He worked as public relations manager for Feltex Carpets (1961–1966), and was then a ministerial press officer (1966–1969). He then went into private business and was manager for Forum PR Ltd (1969–1972), and manager for Extra Media Services (1972–1975) in Wellington.[1]

On 16 November 1957, he married June, the daughter of Hector Hailwood. They had four sons.[1]

At the 1971 local elections he stood as a candidate for the Lower Hutt City Council on mayor John Kennedy-Good's Combined Team ticket, but was unsuccessful.[3] He represented the Hutt Valley electorate of Western Hutt from 1975 to 1978, when he was defeated[4] by Labour's John Terris.[5]

Lambert died in Porirua on 22 December 2019.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Traue 1978, p. 166.
  2. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 326.
  3. ^ "City of Lower Hutt - Declaration of Result of Election - Election of Councillors". The Evening Post. 16 October 1971. p. 44.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 211.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 239.
  6. ^ "Brian Lambert death notice". The Dominion Post. 28 December 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.


New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Western Hutt
Succeeded by