Category:John Banks (New Zealand politician)
John Archibald Banks, CNZM QSO (born 2 December 1946) is a New Zealand politician. He served as Mayor of Auckland City for two terms, from 2001 to 2004, and from 2007 to 2010. He was a member of Parliament for the National Party from 1981 to 1999 and was a Cabinet Minister from 1990 to 1996. In 2010, Banks lost the mayoralty race for the newly formed Auckland Council to Len Brown, the serving mayor of Manukau City. In May 2011, he joined ACT New Zealand and was selected as the party's candidate for the ACT-held electorate of Epsom.