Kōrero: National Party

Party women: Sue Wood (1 o 2)

Party women: Sue Wood

Sue Wood was elected the National Party's youngest – and first woman – president in 1982. She had formerly worked as the secretary of the party's Epsom branch and had also served as woman vice-president. Wood's intellect and enthusiasm won her much respect in the party. Her focus on rebuilding the party's right-wing base and rejuvenating the caucus irritated some – including party leader Robert Muldoon, to her right in this image – but her attempts to strengthen the links between executive and caucus were generally welcomed. Here Wood attends her first caucus meeting after her election.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1982/2623

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Colin James, 'National Party - Party composition and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33895/party-women-sue-wood (accessed 7 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Colin James, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2020