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Kiri Allan is a New Zealand professional lawyer and politician. She is a Member of Parliament (MP) in the New Zealand House of Representatives. She is also a member of the Labour Party and entered the House as a list MP in 2017, and won the East Coast electorate in 2020.
|Net Worth||$1.2 million|
Kiritapu Lyndsay Allan was born in 1984 (age 39 years), Te Karaka, New Zealand. She was raised in Te Karaka, of Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent. She is the ninth of ten children. Taika Waititi is her cousin. She grew up in Paengaroa. She dropped out of high school at 16. She worked at a KFC franchise in West Auckland (she joined the Service & Food Workers Union at that time) and as a cherry picker.
Allan studied law and politics at Victoria University of Wellington. During her university studies she worked in an internship with then-Prime Minister Helen Clark. She worked for a period at law firm ChenPalmer. Later she was a commercial lawyer and business consultant in Whakatāne before becoming a politician.
Allan stood for Labour in the East Coast electorate in the 2017 election and was placed 21 on Labour’s party list. Allan did not win the electorate (she came second to Anne Tolley) but entered Parliament via the party list.
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Allan launched the political podcast Authorised By with Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick in 2018. During the 52nd New Zealand Parliament she was Labour’s junior whip, and therefore the junior government whip. She was also a member of various Select Committees, including the Epidemic Response Committee during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She was labeled a strong performer among backbenchers in Parliament by the end of 2018. She is also the chair of Labour’s rural caucus. Ahead of the 2020 New Zealand general election, Allan was ranked 25 on Labour’s part list and was selected by the party to contest the East Coast electorate again.
Anne Tolley, who had defeated Allan for the seat in 2017 had decided to contest the 2020 election as a List-only candidate, and then had later decided to retire outright, leaving the seat open.
The 2020 election was held on 17 October 2020, Allan was elected as MP for East Coast, which saw a landslide victory for the Labour party. She defeated National’s candidate Tania Tapsell by a final margin of 6,331 votes.
On 2 November 2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced she would enter Cabinet during her second term in parliament, becoming Minister for Conservation and Minister for Emergency Management. In addition, she also assumed the associate ministerial portfolios for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Environment.
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On 6 April 2021, Kiri Allan announced she would be taking medical leave after being diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. In a June 2022 reshuffle, Allan was promoted from Conservation to instead be Minister of Justice.
Kiri Allan’s wife
Kiri Allan was married to his wife Natalie Coates, they had their wedding in 2016 after same-sex marriage was legalized in New Zealand. The couple had a baby just before the 2017 election and Allan brought the baby to Parliament. She and Coates divorced in May 2022. Allan’s current partner is RNZ National presenter Māni Dunlop, to whom she is engaged as of January 2023.
Kiri Allan net worth
How much is Kiri Allan worth? Kiri Allan net worth is estimated at around $1.2 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Kiri Allan’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $350,000 dollars annually.
Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in New Zealand. Kiri Allan stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.