Crushing defeat to comeback: The career of Bill English

When Bill English is sworn in as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand, it will be the highlight of a remarkable political career that has been decades in the making.

He's held Ministerial positions, top roles in opposition, and been both a list and electorate MP. He's had moments of triumph, dismal defeats, and almost everything in between.

Take a look back at Bill English's career with our gallery of his highlights and lowlights.