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The Political Years

The Political Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Waring, Marilyn

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When I entered Parliament in 1975, I joined a very small club: although women in New Zealand won the right to vote in 1893, only a tiny handful had been Members of Parliament in the hundred or so years that followed. I was number 15! In 1975, Marilyn Waring was elected to the New... Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan. Aged just 23, she was one of only a few female MPs who served through the turbulent years of Muldoon's government. For nine years, Waring was at the centre of major political decisions, until her parliamentary career culminated during the debate over nuclear arms. When Waring informed Muldoon that she intended to cross the fl oor and vote for the opposition bill which would make New Zealand nuclear free, he called a snap election. And the government fell. . . This is an autobiographical account of Waring's extraordinary years in parliament. She tells the story of her journey from being elected as a new National Party MP in a conservative rural seat to being publicly decried by the Prime Minister for her `feminist anti-nuclear stance' that threatened to bring down his government. Her tale of life in a male-dominated and relentlessly demanding political world is both uniquely of its time and still of pressing relevance today.
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ISBN 9781988545936
Published AU 10 May 2019
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988545936
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Published 10 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Waring, Marilyn
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Australasian & Pacific History
Women's Studies
Politics & Government
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Dewey Code 328.092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women legislators - Biography - New Zealand, Politics and government, Political science, Women legislators, New Zealand - Politics and government
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade