Keith Locke is a social issues and environmental activist and former New Zealand Green Party MP. He served in parliament from 1999 until 2011. Keith was born into a politically active family. He has been an activist and campaigner since New Zealand’s first anti-nuclear marches and anti-apartheid protests in the 1960s. Keith’s specialist knowledge of domestic and international human rights, informs his work as an activist. It was also core to his service as a Green MP. Keith has been described as ‘the bravest man in Parliament’ and ‘respected across party lines for his consistency and willingness to speak against the tide of popular opinion’. He’s also claimed the ‘Backbencher of the Year’ title – twice.


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