Agnes Louisa Weston

Agnes Louisa Weston (née Steuart, 17 January 1879 – 8 August 1972) from Wellington was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council on 22 June 1950.wikipedia
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Agnes Louisa Weston (née Steuart, 17 January 1879 – 8 August 1972) from Wellington was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council on 22 June 1950.
In 1950 when the First National Government appointed the suicide squad to vote the council out of existence three women were included; Cora Louisa Burrell, Ethel Marion Gould and Agnes Louisa Weston.

Claude Weston

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Weston was the wife of Claude Weston, who was effectively the first president of the National Party (1936–1940).
He died suddenly on 10 November 1946 in Wellington and was replaced as a candidate by his wife, Agnes Louisa Weston.

Cora Louisa Burrell

The other women appointed in 1950 were Cora Louisa Burrell and Ethel Marion Gould.
The other women appointed in 1950 were Ethel Marion Gould and Agnes Louisa Weston.

Suicide squad (New Zealand)

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She was one of three female members of the suicide squad, which was appointed by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for its abolition.

Ethel Marion Gould

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The other women appointed in 1950 were Cora Louisa Burrell and Ethel Marion Gould.
The other women appointed in 1950 were Cora Louisa Burrell and Agnes Louisa Weston.

New Zealand National Party

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Weston was the wife of Claude Weston, who was effectively the first president of the National Party (1936–1940).

New Zealand Labour Party

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The election was won by Charles Henry Chapman of the Labour Party.

First National Government of New Zealand

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She was one of three female members of the suicide squad, which was appointed by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for its abolition.

Mary Anderson (New Zealand politician)

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Only two other women, Mary Anderson and Mary Dreaver, had ever been appointed to the Council (in 1946).

Mary Dreaver

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Only two other women, Mary Anderson and Mary Dreaver, had ever been appointed to the Council (in 1946).

List of members of the New Zealand Legislative Council

Three more women were appointed in 1950 as part of the suicide squad: Agnes Louisa Weston, Cora Louisa Burrell, and Ethel Marion Gould.

Women's suffrage in New Zealand

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In 1950 the "suicide squad" appointed by the National Government to abolish the Legislative Council included three women: Cora Louisa Burrell of Christchurch, Ethel Marion Gould of Auckland and Agnes Louisa Weston of Wellington.

Thomas S. Weston

He died suddenly on 10 November 1946 while contesting the electorate, and his wife, Agnes Louisa Weston, became the candidate instead.