In 1977 Lange won the safe Labour seat of Māngere in a by-election and entered Parliament. With his exceptional debating prowess, he was soon recognised as a match for the National prime minister, Robert Muldoon.
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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 (accessed 2 March 2021)