is a New Zealand politician
who is the deputy leader of United Future New Zealand
. She was a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives
from 2002 to 2008 as a list MP
Member of Parliament
Turner was first elected as a United Future list MP at the 2002 elections
In December 2004 United Future party members chose her as their deputy leader. In September 2005, Judy Turner and Gordon Copeland
became the only two United Future List MPs re-elected alongside Peter Dunne
(who won an electorate seat). Although Copeland left the party in 2007, Turner indicated that she would remain within the United Future caucus.
In the 2008 election
, Turner stood as a United Future candidate for the East Coast electorate
.The Dominion Post
15 April 2008, page A2 However, she failed to win the electorate, and United Future did not poll sufficiently well for a second list MP during the New Zealand general election, 2008
. As a consequence, Turner did not return to Parliament.
In June 2009, Ms Turner stood as an electorate candidate for United Future
in Auckland's Mount Albert
, polling eighth at 89 votes. She was outpolled by the Bill and Ben Party
co-leader Ben Boyce (158 votes), as well as the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
's Dakta Green (92 votes) and The Kiwi Party
's Simmone Dyer (91 votes).
Former parliamentary roles