Kōrero: Labour Party

Five women members of Parliament

Five women members of Parliament

Five of the six female MPs in the 1981 Labour caucus are shown here. They are (left to right) Margaret Shields (MP for Kapiti), 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)
Reference: EP/1981/3920
Photograph by Ian Mackley

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Peter Aimer, 'Labour Party - Māori and women in the Labour Party', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34055/five-women-members-of-parliament (accessed 17 June 2019)

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