Jerry Skinner

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Clarence Farrington Skinner (19 January 1900 – 26 April 1962) (also known as Jerry or Gerry) was a Labour politician from New Zealand, former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and a Minister from 1943 to 1949 and 1957 to 1960 in the First and Second Labour governments.wikipedia
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New Zealand Labour Party

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Clarence Farrington Skinner (19 January 1900 – 26 April 1962) (also known as Jerry or Gerry) was a Labour politician from New Zealand, former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and a Minister from 1943 to 1949 and 1957 to 1960 in the First and Second Labour governments.
Several of the early Labour Party stalwarts were Australian-born: Alfred Hindmarsh, Harry Holland, Michael Joseph Savage, Bob Semple, Paddy Webb, Bill Parry and later Jerry Skinner, Mabel Howard, Hugh Watt and Dorothy Jelicich.

Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Clarence Farrington Skinner (19 January 1900 – 26 April 1962) (also known as Jerry or Gerry) was a Labour politician from New Zealand, former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and a Minister from 1943 to 1949 and 1957 to 1960 in the First and Second Labour governments.

Second Labour Government of New Zealand

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Clarence Farrington Skinner (19 January 1900 – 26 April 1962) (also known as Jerry or Gerry) was a Labour politician from New Zealand, former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and a Minister from 1943 to 1949 and 1957 to 1960 in the First and Second Labour governments.

Keith Holyoake

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Skinner was a Member of Parliament from 1938 to 1962; he was MP for Motueka between 1938 and 1946 (having defeated new MP Keith Holyoake in 1938), then MP for Buller from 1946 to 1962.
The 1937 electoral redistribution was unfavourable for him and when the boundary changes applied at the, Holyoake lost his seat to a rising star of the governing Labour Party, Jerry Skinner.

Ethel McMillan

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He was instrumental in setting up a co-operative medical insurance scheme for labourers working building the Waitaki hydroelectric station alongside Andy Davidson, Arnold Nordmeyer and Gervan & Ethel McMillan.
During their time in Kurow, the McMillans had friendships and political discussions with their neighbours, Arnold Nordmeyer and Jerry Skinner; both would become influential MPs for the Labour Party.

Buller (New Zealand electorate)

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Skinner was a Member of Parliament from 1938 to 1962; he was MP for Motueka between 1938 and 1946 (having defeated new MP Keith Holyoake in 1938), then MP for Buller from 1946 to 1962.
Harry Holland and then Jerry Skinner died in office.

1951 New Zealand Labour Party leadership election

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In recognition of this, he was subsequently elected deputy-leader of the Labour Party in 1951 while it was in opposition.
Jerry Skinner was seen by many as Labour's rising star.

1963 New Zealand general election

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The media and public were widely anticipating Skinner to lead Labour at the 1963 election.
Nash instead backed first Jerry Skinner and then, after Skinner's death, Fred Hackett.

Motueka (New Zealand electorate)

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Skinner was a Member of Parliament from 1938 to 1962; he was MP for Motueka between 1938 and 1946 (having defeated new MP Keith Holyoake in 1938), then MP for Buller from 1946 to 1962.
Holyoake was defeated in by Jerry Skinner, who was a likely Labour leader if he had not died prematurely.

Minister of Agriculture (New Zealand)

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He also held the Lands and Agriculture portfolios.

Walter Nash

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In the attempted coup against Walter Nash's leadership in 1954, Skinner sided with Nash and his status as the deputy-leader was reaffirmed when he remained unopposed in the position.
Nash had favoured Jerry Skinner and then Fred Hackett to replace him (see 1963 New Zealand general election), but first Skinner and then Hackett died unexpectedly.

1954 New Zealand Labour Party leadership election

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In the attempted coup against Walter Nash's leadership in 1954, Skinner sided with Nash and his status as the deputy-leader was reaffirmed when he remained unopposed in the position.
Jerry Skinner remained as deputy-leader, he was re-elected unopposed for the position.

Bill Rowling

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Two years later, however, Rowling successfully contested the by-election for Buller, which had been caused by the death of prominent Labour MP Jerry Skinner.

Fred Hackett

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After Skinner's sudden death (only a week before the 1962 conference) Nash then favoured Fred Hackett to replace him after he had been elected Skinner's successor as deputy leader.
Following Labour's defeat in 1960, Hackett served on the opposition frontbench and in June 1962 Hackett was elected as the deputy leader of the Labour Party, in preference to Arnold Nordmeyer and Hugh Watt, upon the unexpected death of Jerry Skinner.

First Labour Government of New Zealand

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Clarence Farrington Skinner (19 January 1900 – 26 April 1962) (also known as Jerry or Gerry) was a Labour politician from New Zealand, former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and a Minister from 1943 to 1949 and 1957 to 1960 in the First and Second Labour governments.

Melbourne

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Skinner was born on 19 January 1900 in Melbourne, Australia, before subsequently emigrating to New Zealand.

Australia

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Skinner was born on 19 January 1900 in Melbourne, Australia, before subsequently emigrating to New Zealand.

New Zealand

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Skinner was born on 19 January 1900 in Melbourne, Australia, before subsequently emigrating to New Zealand.

Waitaki District

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Skinner settled in the Waitaki District and married Julia Buckley Gray of Palmerston North in 1924.

Palmerston North

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Skinner settled in the Waitaki District and married Julia Buckley Gray of Palmerston North in 1924.

Westport, New Zealand

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They were to have two sons together, who later went into business in Westport together.

Inangahua Junction

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He distinguished himself after being elected the president of the Inangahua Medical Association.

Lake Waitaki

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He was instrumental in setting up a co-operative medical insurance scheme for labourers working building the Waitaki hydroelectric station alongside Andy Davidson, Arnold Nordmeyer and Gervan & Ethel McMillan.