is a lawyer and a member of the New Zealand parliament
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for the ACT Party
. Following the resignation of ACT MP David Garrett in September 2010, she assumed a position in the House of Representatives as the next MP on ACT's list.
Calvert is a lawyer, specialising in property law. She is based in Dunedin. She is a former member of the Otago Central Rail Trail
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Calvert is married to Alistair Broad and has three adult daughters.
Both Calvert and Broad are trained lawyers, but have given up their practising certificates. Calvert now manages her property portfolio.
Member of Parliament
In the 2008 general election
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she was placed number six on the ACT party list and stood in the Dunedin North electorate
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where she got 1.8% of the votes.
David Garrett is a former member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He entered parliament at the 2008 general election as a list MP for ACT New Zealand, having been ranked fifth on that party's list. He was ACT's spokesman on law and order until he resigned from the party on 17 September...
resigned as an ACT list MP over a passport controversy on 17 September 2010. Garrett then resigned from Parliament on 23 September 2010 and Calvert was declared elected to the House of Representatives the next day. Since her entering Parliament Calvert has been appointed into two select committees and regularly acts as 'duty' MP for party voting.
Calvert does not appear on the party list released for the 2011 general election.
Calvert does not agree with attempts to ban farming chickens in cages, saying "We care about people ahead of silly little chickens."