Story: Muldoon, Robert David

Loss of leadership

Loss of leadership

Several months after the 1984 election loss, Jim McLay replaced Muldoon as National Party leader. This photograph, which shows Muldoon looking on as the press gather around the new leader, suggests how politically isolated he was at this time. After McLay was deposed as leader by Jim Bolger in 1986, however, Muldoon returned to the front bench as foreign affairs spokesperson.

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Photograph by Paul Estcourt

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How to cite this page:

Barry Gustafson. 'Muldoon, Robert David', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6m1/muldoon-robert-david/page-8 (accessed 18 July 2019)