Dianne Fae Yates (born 29 November 1943) is a New Zealand politician. She is a member of the Labour Party.

Dianne Yates
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Hamilton East
In office
6 November 1993 – 6 September 1996
Preceded byTony Steel
Succeeded byTony Steel
In office
27 July 2002 – 11 August 2005
Preceded byTony Steel
Succeeded byDavid Bennett
Majority614 (1.94%)
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour Party list
In office
12 October 1996 – 18 June 2002
In office
17 September 2005 – 28 March 2008
Personal details
Born (1943-11-29) 29 November 1943 (age 76)

Member of ParliamentEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
1993–1996 44th Hamilton East Labour
1996–1999 45th List 16 Labour
1999–2002 46th List 22 Labour
2002–2005 47th Hamilton East 29 Labour
2005–2008 48th List 28 Labour

Yates first entered Parliament in the 1993 election, representing the Hamilton East electorate. In the 1996 election, she was defeated in Hamilton East by National's Tony Steel, but remained in Parliament as a list MP. She recaptured Hamilton East again in the 2002 election by a majority of 614 votes.[1] However, in the 2005 election she lost the seat to National's David Bennett by a significant 5,298 votes,[2] and again became a list MP. In August 2007, she announced that she would retire from Parliament by the end of the year in order to stand for the Hamilton City Council.[3] This she did, but she was unsuccessful, finishing 7th.

She was expected to be replaced by Louisa Wall, the next candidate on Labour's list, but Wall entered parliament as a replacement for Ann Hartley. Dianne Yates gave her valedictory statement to Parliament on 19 March 2008[4] and left Parliament on 29 March 2008.[5] William Sio, who ranked 47th on the Labour Party list in the 2005 parliamentary election, became a member of Parliament on 1 April 2008 as the next person on Labour's list.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elections New Zealand – results for Hamilton East electorate 2002". Archived from the original on 14 June 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Elections New Zealand – results for Hamilton East electorate 2005". Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
  3. ^ "Waikato Times – City MP quits for shot at council". Retrieved 13 August 2007.
  4. ^ New Zealand Parliament (19 March 2008). "Valedictory Statement". TheyWorkForYou.co.nz. Archived from the original on 30 June 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  5. ^ New Zealand Parliament (1 April 2008). "Resignations: Dianne Yates, NZ Labour". TheyWorkForYou.co.nz. Archived from the original on 30 June 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  6. ^ New Zealand Parliament (1 April 2008). "List Member Vacancy". TheyWorkForYou.co.nz. Archived from the original on 15 May 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Tony Steel
Member of Parliament for Hamilton East
1993–1996
2002–2005
Succeeded by
Tony Steel
Succeeded by
David Bennett