Story: Lange, David Russell

Opening the 1987 election campaign

Opening the 1987 election campaign

David and Naomi Lange received the traditional standing ovation from Labour Party members at the opening of the 1987 election campaign. Although majorities fell in many Labour electorates, overall Labour received an increased majority, with voters from different ends of the political spectrum approving of the government’s anti-nuclear stance and its free-market economic policies.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/3810/12-F
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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How to cite this page:

Barry Gustafson. 'Lange, David Russell', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6l1/lange-david-russell/page-5 (accessed 1 October 2020)