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Wayne Mapp Biography



Wayne Daniel Mapp QSO (born 12 March 1952) is a New Zealand politician, who represented the National Party in the Parliament of New Zealand. He served as the MP for the North Shore electorate from the 1996 elections until his retirement in late 2011. Before entering politics, he lectured in commercial law at University of Auckland.


Political career

Mapp was elected MP for the North Shore seat at the 1996 general election. On October 26, 2005, National Party leader Don Brash appointed Mapp as the party's Political Correctness Eradicator, following a speech Mapp had given on the topic earlier that month.  Previously Mapp served as National's spokesperson for Industrial Relations and chaired the Caucus Policy Committee. Brash ranked him 14th within the National Party caucus. Following the election of John Key as the National Party leader in November 2006, Mapp became more prominent within the National Party caucus, narrowly missing out on a front-bench position in Parliament.


Following National's victory in the 2008 general election, Mapp was appointed to the Offices of Minister of Defence, and Minister of Research, Science and Technology and also as a member of the Executive Council and became The Hon. Dr. Wayne Daniel Mapp M.P.


On 1 February 2011 when the Ministry of Ministry of Research, Science and Technology was replaced by the Ministry of Science and Innovation Mapp was appointed to lead the new ministry. Mapp announced his impending retirement from parliament on 15 December 2010 with effect in 2011.


On 15 December 2011 in recognition of his term as a Member of the Executive Council of New Zealand Mapp was granted the right to retain the title The Honourable for the rest of his life. On 28 February 2012 Mapp was appointed to the New Zealand Law Commission. In the 2013 New Year Honours, Mapp was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order, for services as a Member of Parliament.



June 14, 2012

updated: 2013-09-09

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