Story: Political parties

One-man band

One-man band

Bob Jones, leader of the New Zealand Party, is shown here speaking to an audience of 3,000 in 1983. Behind him sit members of the party’s steering committee. Jones, a prominent businessman, founded the party in 1983 to take support away from the National Party in the 1984 election.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/4884

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Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, 'Political parties - Small parties of the 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 February 2023)

Story by Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 21 Jul 2015