Chris Trotter

Political commentator

Has combined political journalism with political activism for nearly 20 years.

Chris’s unique perspective on the politics of the New Zealand Left has been recognised by the editors of the NBR, Metro, The Sunday Star-Times and the NZ Listener – as well as the paper in which his weekly political commentaries now appear, The Independent. He is a regular commentator on both radio and television and has participated in every Election Night broadcast since 1993. His weekly column ‘From the Left’ appears in the Dominion Post and other daily newspapers throughout New Zealand. Chris remains the owner and editor of N.Z. Political Review which he founded in 1992.