Story: Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties

Party affiliations of Māori MPs, 1890–2017

This chart shows the party affiliations of the winning candidates in each of the Māori electorates since the 1890 general election. Before the 1890s there were no formal political parties in New Zealand.

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Source: Electoral Commission – Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

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Ann Sullivan, 'Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties - National, New Zealand First, Māori and Mana parties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/36746/party-affiliations-of-maori-mps-1890-2017 (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Ann Sullivan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 18 Jul 2016