• Marilyn Waring: The Political Years

    Marilyn Waring: The Political Years
    Unity Wellington Stock : 51
    ISBN: 9781988545936
    Title: Marilyn Waring: The Political Years
    Author: WARING MARILYN

    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 Muldoons 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 floor 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 Warings 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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