Suicide squad (New Zealand)

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The suicide squad in New Zealand was a so-nicknamed group of New Zealand Legislative Councillors appointed in 1950 by Prime Minister Sidney Holland tasked with voting the New Zealand Legislative Council out of existence.wikipedia
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The suicide squad in New Zealand was a so-nicknamed group of New Zealand Legislative Councillors appointed in 1950 by Prime Minister Sidney Holland tasked with voting the New Zealand Legislative Council out of existence.
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.

Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillon Bell

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Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillon Bell (18 August 1892 – 26 September 1960) of the Wairarapa was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council in 1950 as part of National's suicide squad.

Bill Endean

William Phillips "Bill" Endean
He failed to be selected for the and was the first sitting National MP with that fate, but was called to the Legislative Council in 1950 as part of the Suicide squad.

Cora Louisa Burrell

She was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council on 22 June 1950, one of three woman members of the suicide squad appointed by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for its abolition.

William Polson

William John Polson
Most members were appointed on 22 June 1950, although William Polson was appointed 15 March 1950 and Allen, Bell, Croker, and Marumaru were appointed 27 July 1950.
He was appointed to the Legislative Council on 15 March 1950, as a member of the suicide squad which was to vote the Council out of existence.

Andrew Henson Allen

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Ethel Marion Gould

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

John Southgate Allen

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Leonard Allen Alexander

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Allan Richmond Cockerell

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Cyril Hendry Croker

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad appointed by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Henry Livingstone

Henry Gillies Livingstone
Livingstone was appointed as a member of the "suicide squad" nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

John Alexander Finlayson

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Harold Dickie

Harold Galt Dickie
In 1950 he was appointed to the Legislative Council by National, as a member of the so-called suicide squad charged with voting for the abolition of the Council (or Upper House).

Edwin Henry Staples Hamilton

He was appointed as a member of the so-called "suicide squad" nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Neill Aylmer Rattray

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Hoeroa Marumaru

Marumaru was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council on 22 June 1950, and was one of the members of the suicide squad appointed by the First National Government to vote for its abolition.

Francis Kelly (New Zealand politician)

Francis Patrick Kelly
He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Charles Gilbert White

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Robert Thomas McMillan

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

Ossie Mazengarb

Oswald Chettle Mazengarb
He was appointed in 1950 as one of the so-called suicide squad in the Legislative Council to vote for its abolition.

William Girling

William James Girling
He was appointed to the Legislative Council on 22 June 1950 as a member of the so-called suicide squad to vote for its abolition.

Bruce McLeod (politician)

Bruce McLeod
He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.

David Murdoch (politician)

David Murdoch
He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council.