Story: Labour Party

First Labour cabinet, 1935

Labour swept to power in 1935, taking 53 out of 80 parliamentary seats. This photo shows its first cabinet, led by Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage (front, third from left), who is flanked by two future prime ministers: Peter Fraser (left) and Walter Nash (right).

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Peter Aimer, 'Labour Party - First Labour government, 1935 to 1949', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jun 2015