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  • William David "Bill" Sutton is a former New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He represented the Hawkes Bay electorate in Parliament from 1984, when he defeated Richard Harrison, to 1990, when he was defeated by Michael Laws. His highest position was Chairman of Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee from 1988 to 1990. He was subsequently elected a councillor on the Hawke's Bay Regional Council from 1992 to 1995. He is a brother of former Labour MP and Cabinet MinisterJim Sutton. They were elected to Parliament each for the first time in 1984. Bill Sutton's then wife Jacque Aldridge gave birth to their second son David the night of the election. Sutton has a PhD in biochemistry and worked as a research scientist from 1969 to 1984. After retiring from politics he worked as a senior policy analyst from 1996 to 2007. He now lives in Napier and is a published poet.

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