Story: Political parties

Norman Kirk after winning the 1972 election

In this television news clip prime minister elect Norman Kirk is shown talking about why Labour won the 1972 election. After describing it as a victory for the 'little man' and a rejection of 'wanton materialism', he goes on to discuss the National party's likely response.

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Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, 'Political parties - Two party dominance, 1935 to 1978', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2022)

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