Story: McCombs, Elizabeth Reid

Later life

Later life

By the time this photograph was taken, probably around the time she entered national politics, Elizabeth McCombs had a strong record of political achievements on behalf of women. Married to James McCombs, a member of parliament from 1913, she was endorsed as a parliamentary candidate by the Labour Party in 1928. She became New Zealand’s first woman MP, entering Parliament in 1933.

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Jean Garner. 'McCombs, Elizabeth Reid', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4m3/mccombs-elizabeth-reid (accessed 21 July 2019)