This 1966 photo shows Labour MPs in the House of Representatives – among them, on the front bench, the long-serving Christchurch East MP Mabel Howard. As minister of health in the late 1940s, she had been the first woman cabinet minister. Behind her is the North Dunedin MP Ethel McMillan. McMillan was the first woman city councillor in Dunedin, a position she held from 1950 to 1980.
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