Party affiliation: Labour Party
Co-founder, National Secretary and President, Society for Research on Women, 1966-1970. Co-covener of 2nd United Women’s Convention, 1975. Delegate, United Nations International Women’s Year Conference, Mexico, 1975.
Labour Party candidate for Karori, 1975. Member, New Zealand Executive, 1975-1978. President, Labour Women’s Council, 1974-1975 and 1977-1978.
Member, Wellington Hospital Board, 1977-1980. Labour Parly, candidate for Kapiti, 1978. Member, Policy Council, 1979-1982.
Elected to Parliament for Kapiti, 1981-1984. Minister of Customs, 1984-1987. Associate Minister of Housing.
Re-elected for Kapiti, 1984-1987. New Zealand’s first Minister of Consumer Affairs, 1984-1987. Senior research and executive officer for the Department of Statistics.
Re-elected for Kapiti, 1987-1990. Minister of Women’s Affairs, 1987-1990. Minister of Statistics, 198790.
Minister of Consumer Affairs, 1987-1990. Minister of Customs, 1988-1989. Associate Minister of Education, 1989-1990.
Minister responsible for the National Library, 1990. Member: Social Equity Cabinet Committee, Honours Appointments Cabinet Committee. Travel Cabinet Committee.
Legislation Cabinet Committee. Retired from Parliament, 1990, currently Member, Labour Party Policy Council, 199093. Professional career: housewife and part time student before entering politics.
Nine years in the New Zealand Dept, of Statistics and Research Officer, New Zealand Consumers Inst.
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