New Zealand Labour Party

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The New Zealand Labour Party (Rōpū Reipa o Aotearoa), or simply Labour (Reipa), is a centre-left political party in New Zealand.wikipedia
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List of political parties in New Zealand

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The New Zealand Labour Party (Rōpū Reipa o Aotearoa), or simply Labour (Reipa), is a centre-left political party in New Zealand.
Gradually, Liberal and Reform found themselves working together more often, mostly in opposition to the growing Labour Party.

New Zealand National Party

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Alongside its main rival, the New Zealand National Party, Labour has dominated New Zealand governments since the 1930s.
It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.

Socialism in New Zealand

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The New Zealand Labour Party formed in 1916 out of various socialist parties and trade unions.
Several prominent political parties in New Zealand, such as the New Zealand Labour Party, have historical links to socialism but are not generally considered socialist today due to their acceptance of a market economy.

Peter Fraser

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The party first came to power under prime ministers Michael Joseph Savage and Peter Fraser from 1935 to 1949, when it established New Zealand's welfare state. Almost immediately, the new Labour Party became involved in the acrimonious debate about conscription, which arose during World War I – the Labour Party strongly opposed conscription, several leading members were jailed and expelled from Parliament for their stand against the war: Peter Fraser, Harry Holland, Bob Semple and Paddy Webb.
Considered a major figure in the history of the New Zealand Labour Party, he was in office longer than any other Labour prime minister, and is to date New Zealand's fourth-longest-serving head of government.

Michael Joseph Savage

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The party first came to power under prime ministers Michael Joseph Savage and Peter Fraser from 1935 to 1949, when it established New Zealand's welfare state. 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.
Savage supported the formation of the New Zealand Labour Party in July 1916.

Norman Kirk

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It governed from 1957 to 1960, and again from 1972 to 1975 (a single term each time); in 1974 the prime minister, Norman Kirk, died in office, which contributed to a decline in party support.
Kirk joined the New Zealand Labour Party in 1943.

Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand

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Labour again became the largest party from 1999 to 2008, when it governed in coalition with, or on the basis of negotiated support from, several minor parties; Helen Clark became the first Labour prime minister to lead her government through a third term in office.
Labour Party leader Helen Clark negotiated a coalition with Jim Anderton, leader of the Alliance Party and later the Progressive Party, and New Zealand First.

David Lange

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When it governed from 1984 to 1990 Labour instead privatised state assets and reduced the role of the state in the economy; Labour prime minister David Lange also introduced New Zealand's nuclear-free policy.
Lange became the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition in 1983, succeeding Bill Rowling.

Helen Clark

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Labour again became the largest party from 1999 to 2008, when it governed in coalition with, or on the basis of negotiated support from, several minor parties; Helen Clark became the first Labour prime minister to lead her government through a third term in office.
She entered the University of Auckland in 1968 to study politics, and became active in the New Zealand Labour Party.

Jacinda Ardern

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In the 2017 general election the party under Jacinda Ardern returned to prominence with its best showing since the 2005 general election, winning 36.9% of the party vote and 46 seats.
She has also served as the Leader of the Labour Party since 1 August 2017.

Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party

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Jacinda Ardern serves as Labour Party leader and prime minister, and Kelvin Davis is deputy leader.
The Leader of the Labour Party is the highest ranked politician within the Labour Party in New Zealand.

New Zealand First

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On 19 October 2017, Labour formed a minority coalition government with New Zealand First, with confidence and supply from the Green Party.
It has formed governments with both major parties in New Zealand, first with the National Party from 1996 to 1998 and then with the Labour Party from 2005 to 2008 and from 2017 to present.

Deputy Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party

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Jacinda Ardern serves as Labour Party leader and prime minister, and Kelvin Davis is deputy leader.
The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party is the second-most senior politician within the Labour Party in New Zealand.

Recall election

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The New Zealand Labour Party was established on 7 July 1916 in Wellington, bringing together socialist groups advocating proportional representation; the abolition of the country quota; the recall of members of Parliament; as well as the nationalisation of production and of exchange.
Early policies of the New Zealand Labour Party included support for "the recall".

Labour Unity Conferences

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Soon, however, the leaders of the new organisation decided additional effort was needed to promote left-wing cooperation, and organised a "Unity Conference".
Whilst neither conference fully unified the labour movement, it laid a framework of co-operation that would later assist during the creation of the current New Zealand Labour Party in 1916.

Independent Political Labour League

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In 1905, a group of working class politicians who were dissatisfied with the Liberal approach established the Independent Political Labour League, which managed to win a seat in Parliament in the.
It was the second organised political party to win a seat in the House of Representatives, and was a forerunner of the modern Labour Party.

Harry Holland

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Almost immediately, the new Labour Party became involved in the acrimonious debate about conscription, which arose during World War I – the Labour Party strongly opposed conscription, several leading members were jailed and expelled from Parliament for their stand against the war: Peter Fraser, Harry Holland, Bob Semple and Paddy Webb. 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.
He was the second leader of the New Zealand Labour Party.

United Labour Party (New Zealand)

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The United Labour Party was born.
In 1916 it joined with other political groups to establish the modern Labour Party.

Social Democratic Party (New Zealand)

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The resulting group was named the Social Democratic Party.
It existed only a short time before being amalgamated into the new Labour Party.

Bob Semple

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Almost immediately, the new Labour Party became involved in the acrimonious debate about conscription, which arose during World War I – the Labour Party strongly opposed conscription, several leading members were jailed and expelled from Parliament for their stand against the war: Peter Fraser, Harry Holland, Bob Semple and Paddy Webb. 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.
Robert Semple (21 October 1873 – 31 January 1955) was a union leader and later Minister of Public Works for the first Labour Government of New Zealand.

New Zealand Liberal Party

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The more moderate leftists were generally supporters of the Liberal Party.
Out of office after 1912, the Liberals gradually found themselves pressed between the conservative Reform Party and the growing Labour Party.

New Zealand Labour Party (1910)

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In 1910, the Independent Political Labour League was relaunched as an organisation called the Labour Party, distinct from the modern party.
It is a predecessor of the modern Labour Party

Andrew Walker (politician)

Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker (1855 – 10 July 1934) was a New Zealand politician of the United Labour Party and then the Labour Party from Dunedin.

Jerry Skinner

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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.
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.