David Caygill

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David Francis Caygill (born 15 November 1948) is a former New Zealand politician.wikipedia
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Rogernomics

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A support of Rogernomics, he served as Minister of Finance between 1988 and 1990.
In 1984, Roger Douglas was made Minister of Finance, with two associate ministers of finance, David Caygill and Richard Prebble.

Fourth Labour Government of New Zealand

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When the Fourth Labour Government was formed after the 1984 elections, Caygill aligned himself with Roger Douglas, the controversial Minister of Finance.
In 1984,David Caygill and Richard Prebble had been made associate ministers to Douglas, with Douglas, Caygill and Prebble, known as the "Troika" or the "Treasury Troika", becoming the most powerful group in Cabinet.

New Zealand Labour Party

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He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1978 to 1996, representing the Labour Party. Douglas, Caygill, and Richard Prebble were together dubbed "the Treasury Troika", and were responsible for most of the economic reform undertaken by the Labour government.

New Zealand Young Nationals

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Caygill's early political philosophies were aligned with the National Party and he chaired the St Albans branch of the Young Nationals as a schoolboy.

Minister of Finance (New Zealand)

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A support of Rogernomics, he served as Minister of Finance between 1988 and 1990. When the Fourth Labour Government was formed after the 1984 elections, Caygill aligned himself with Roger Douglas, the controversial Minister of Finance.

Roger Douglas

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When the Fourth Labour Government was formed after the 1984 elections, Caygill aligned himself with Roger Douglas, the controversial Minister of Finance.
At Douglas's request, Lange appointed two senior ministers as associate finance ministers: David Caygill, who was also Minister of Trade and Industry, and Richard Prebble, who was also Minister of Transport.

Richard Prebble

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Douglas, Caygill, and Richard Prebble were together dubbed "the Treasury Troika", and were responsible for most of the economic reform undertaken by the Labour government.
Douglas, Prebble and David Caygill were together dubbed "the Treasury Troika", and were responsible for most of the economic reform undertaken by the Labour government.

Helen Clark

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Caygill continued to hold a senior position in the Labour Party, however, and when Helen Clark became leader in 1993, Caygill replaced her as deputy leader.
She chaired the University of Auckland Princes Street branch of the Labour Party during her studies, becoming active alongside future Labour politicians including Richard Prebble, David Caygill, Margaret Wilson and Richard Northey.

Michael Cullen (politician)

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In 1991, a year after the Labour Party had lost office, Caygill was replaced as finance spokesperson by Michael Cullen, who was more moderate in his economic policies.
Douglas was succeeded as Finance Minister by David Caygill, one of his allies (albeit a considerably less radical one).

Geoffrey Palmer (politician)

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After Lange himself had resigned, Caygill retained his position under both Geoffrey Palmer and Mike Moore, Lange's short-lived successors as Prime Minister.
The presence of David Caygill (a Douglas ally) as Minister of Finance further compounded perception that Palmer was doing nothing to address public concerns.

David Lange

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The Prime Minister at that time was David Lange.
He stated that he gave himself the portfolio to "draw a line in the sand" against the influence of the "Treasury troika" (Douglas, Prebble and David Caygill), and in accordance with his wishes to emphasise social policy in his second term.

St Albans (New Zealand electorate)

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Caygill was first elected to Parliament in the 1978 elections as MP for the Christchurch electorate of St Albans.
He retired after three terms, and the 1978 general election was won by Labour's David Caygill, who held the electorate until it was abolished in 1996.

New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

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In 1990, Caygill was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.

Minister of Trade and Industry (New Zealand)

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Caygill was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry, and Minister of National Development, on 26 July 1984.

Canterbury Regional Council

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In 2010, Caygill was appointed by the National Government as one of the commissioners at Environment Canterbury.

Electricity Commission (New Zealand)

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He chaired a ministerial inquiry into the New Zealand electricity market in 2000, and was appointed chairman of the Electricity Commission in 2007.
The first Electricity Commissioner was Roy Hemmingway, who was succeeded by David Caygill in 2007.

1997 New Year Honours

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In the 1997 New Year Honours, he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for public services.

Christchurch

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Caygill was born and raised in Christchurch.

1978 New Zealand general election

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He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1978 to 1996, representing the Labour Party. Caygill was first elected to Parliament in the 1978 elections as MP for the Christchurch electorate of St Albans.

1996 New Zealand general election

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He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1978 to 1996, representing the Labour Party.

Christchurch Boys' High School

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He was educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, and then studied at the University of Canterbury, graduating Bachelor of Arts in 1971 and Bachelor of Laws in 1974.

University of Canterbury

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He was educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, and then studied at the University of Canterbury, graduating Bachelor of Arts in 1971 and Bachelor of Laws in 1974.