Story: Cabinet government

Cabinet size: first Labour cabinet, 1935 (2nd of 4)

Cabinet size: first Labour cabinet, 1935

The first Labour government, which came to power in 1935, had 13 ministers including Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage (seated centre, front row). After the First World War cabinets had grown in size to reflect the increasing complexity of government.

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Chris Eichbaum, 'Cabinet government - What is cabinet?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Chris Eichbaum, published 20 Jun 2012