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Preceded by  Pansy Wong
Political party  National
Name  Jami-Lee Ross
Majority  3,996
Spouse(s)  Lucy Schwaner
Role  Member of Parliament
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Born  10 December 1985 (age 30) New Zealand (1985-12-10)
Party  New Zealand National Party

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Jami-Lee Matenga Ross MP (born 10 December 1985) is a New Zealand National Party Member of Parliament for Botany, having won the 2011 Botany by-election on 5 March.


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Early life

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Ross was brought up by his grandmother as his mother was "not in the best space to raise a child", and he has never met his father who descends from the Maori iwi of Ngati Porou. He attended Dilworth School, a boarding school for pupils from difficult backgrounds, then Pakuranga College, but left without formal qualifications. He holds a commercial pilot's licence from April 2012, having trained at Ardmore Flying School. He has also studied towards a politics and economics degree at the University of Auckland.

His wife, Lucy Schwaner, is a member of the Howick Local Board.

Political career

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Ross was elected to the Manukau City Council in 2004 aged 18 and worked as an electorate secretary in Pakuranga for Maurice Williamson. He has been a member of the National Party since 2003.

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In 2010, he ran in the Auckland local elections for a place on the new Auckland Council, winning a seat in the Howick ward. He was subsequently elected co-leader of the Citizens & Ratepayers ticket, who form the opposition on the council. He resigned from the Council on 7 March 2011, after winning election to parliament.

Member of Parliament

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On 27 January 2011, the National Party selected Ross as their candidate for the Botany by-election, which was held following the resignation of Pansy Wong. On 5 March 2011, he won the by-election with 54.66% of the vote and a majority of 3,996. Upon his swearing into Parliament Ross became the youngest Member of Parliament, taking the title of Baby of the House from Gareth Hughes, a Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand List MP.

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Following the February 2013 reshuffle, Prime Minister John Key appointed Ross as the Third Whip for the National Party. New guidelines from Parliamentary services allowed larger parties to employ a Third Whip along with a Junior Whip Tim Macindoe and a Chief Whip Louise Upston. Ross remains seated with Backbench Caucus colleagues but gains additional salary and is usually seen in the Whip's chairs if both of the other Whips are out of Parliament.


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