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Ian was elected as the Member of Parliament for Rangitikei in the 2011 election.

Ian’s entry into Parliament follows a nine year career in local politics as Mayor of the Manawatu District, as well as careers in agriculture and business.

His experience includes directorships in FMG and as Chair of Farmers Mutual Finance. He has also been the Chair of Special Olympics New Zealand.

Ian has three adult children – Diana, Cameron and Angus – and seven grandchildren. He is married to Sue, and together they run the family farming business on the edge of the Rangitikei River.

Ian has particular interests in sustainable agriculture, including the protection of our soil and water for future generations, and sustainable economic development for rural communities.

As MP for Rangitikei, Ian is looking forward to representing and serving the people of the Rangitikei's many communities.