Ann Hartley

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Ann Hartley : biography

1942 –

Margaret Ann Hartley known as Ann Hartley (born 1942) is a former New Zealand member of parliament, a former Mayor of North Shore City, and a member of the Labour Party.

Return to Council

In the 2007 local body elections Hartley was elected to the North Shore City Council, and left Parliament when it resumed in 2008. She was replaced by the next person on Labour’s party list, Louisa Wall. At the 2010 local government elections, the North Shore city council (along with all the other councils in the Auckland region) was replaced by a single Auckland council, she stood for the North Shore ward under the Shorevoice ticket and was successful. She started her new role when the council came into existence on 1 November 2010.

Member of Parliament

She was first elected to Parliament in the 1999 elections, winning the seat of Northcote. She was re-elected for Northcote in 2002, but in 2005 was defeated by Jonathan Coleman, a long-standing rival. She remained in Parliament as a list candidate.

She was the Assistant Speaker of the House, and was replaced by Marian Hobbs.

Early years

Before entering parliament Hartley was the mayor of North Shore City, and before that, the mayor of Birkenhead (now a suburb of North Shore City). Before entering politics, she was a real estate agent. She was born in the town of Warkworth.