Five of the six female MPs in the 1981 Labour caucus are shown here. They are (left to right) Margaret Shields (MP for Kāpiti), Mary Batchelor (Avon), Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan (Southern Māori), Fran Wilde (Wellington Central) and Ann Hercus (Lyttelton). The sixth Labour woman MP in this period was Helen Clark, elected MP for Mt Albert in 1981.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Photograph by Ian Mackley
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