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Helen Clark and her mobile electorate headquarters

Helen Clark and her mobile electorate headquarters

Former prime minister and Labour Party leader Helen Clark shuts down the caravan which served as her Mt Albert electorate office from 1981 to 2009. Clark was retiring from Parliament after Labour lost the 2008 election. Mt Albert (known as Ōwairaka from 1996 to 1999), a socio-economically mixed electorate, was typical of a 'safe' Labour seat.

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Peter Aimer, 'Labour Party - Ideology and the role of unions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jan 2023