Bill English Height, Weight, Age, Political Journey, Biography & More

Bill English

Real NameSimon William "Bill" English
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionNew Zealander Politician
PartyNational Party
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Political Journey • In 1980 English joined the National Party when he was the student at Victoria University.
• In 1996, English was raised to the Cabinet by the Prime Minister Jim Bolger, English became the Minister for Crown Health Enterprises and Associate Minister of Education. At that time he was 34, becoming the cabinet's youngest member.
• After the National Party lost the 1999 election to Helen Clark's Labour Party, English continued the shadow cabinet as National's spokesperson for finance.
• In October 2001, after months of speculation, Jenny Shipley resigned as leader of the National Party English was elected as her replacement unopposed (with Roger Sowry as his deputy), and consequently became Leader of the Opposition.
• In 2008 election, English continued to hold his seat, winning by a margin of about 15,500 votes. He became Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Finance.
• On 5 December 2016, John Key announced he would resign on 12 December, and endorsed English as his successor in the resulting leadership election.
Biggest RivalJonathan Coleman
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Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 158 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 December 1961
Age (as in 2016)55 Years
Birth PlaceLumsden, New Zealand
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Capricorn
NationalityNew Zealander
SchoolSt Thomas's School in Winton, St. Patrick's College in Upper Hutt
CollegeUniversity of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington
Educational QualificationsDegree in Commerce, Degree in English Literature
FamilyFather- Norah English
Mother- Mervyn English
Brothers- Mervyn English,
Mervyne English
Conor English
Conor English
Sister- Not Known
Note- English has 11 Siblings, most of them are unknown to us.
ReligionRoman Catholicism
AddressPremier House, Wellington
ControversiesIn 2008, two controversial tapes were leaked by Kees Keizer; the first indicated that English would like to eventually sell Kiwibank. The second, released to the media on 4 November 2008, just before the New Zealand election, gave English's views on Barack Obama. He is heard on the tape saying: "I'm a bit worried about this whole Obama and Europe things, just because there's a limited effectiveness in being moralistic about international relations and Europe has turned out to be particularly ineffective even in its own backyard." "And the US can argue over-do it (sic) and Bush should have put a different window dressing – there still needs someone willing to pull the trigger."
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
SpouseMary Scanlon English
Bill and mary English
ChildrenSons- Rory English, Xavier English
Daughter- Maria English
Other children are Luke English, Bartholomew English, Thomas English (uncertain about their gender)
Money Factor
Net Worth$2 Million

Bill English

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bill English

  • Does Bill English smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Bill English drink alcohol?: Yes
  • English was sworn in as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand on 12 December 2016.
  • His parents owned Rosedale, a mixed sheep and cropping farm in Dipton, Southland.
  • English has been described as having socially conservative views. He is opposed to abortion. English has also stated his opposition to voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, civil unions, and the decriminalization of prostitution.
  • English met his future wife, Mary Scanlon, at University. She was studying medicine at the time and became a general practitioner. Both her parents were immigrants, her father being Samoan and her mother Italian, born on the island of Stromboli. They have six children.