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Larry Walter Sutherland (15 April 1951 – 21 June 2005) was a New Zealand politician, and an MP from 1987 to 1999, representing the Labour Party.

Political careerEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
1987–1990 42nd Avon Labour
1990–1993 43rd Avon Labour
1993–1996 44th Avon Labour
1996–1999 45th Christchurch East none Labour

Sutherland was first elected to Parliament in the 1987 elections as MP for the Christchurch electorate of Avon, replacing the retiring Mary Batchelor. He retained that electorate until it was abolished in the 1996 elections, when he successfully contested the reconstituted Christchurch East electorate.[1] He opted not to be placed on Labour's 1996 party list. He retired from politics at the 1999 elections. Sutherland did not hold any ministerial portfolios, but became Labour's Junior Whip in 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Obituaries — Hon Jonathan Elworthy, Larry Sutherland". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Mary Batchelor
Member of Parliament for Avon
In abeyance
Title last held by
Mabel Howard
Member of Parliament for Christchurch East
Succeeded by
Lianne Dalziel