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Campaigning in the 1970s (3rd of 3)

Campaigning in the 1970s

Prime Minister Robert Muldoon addresses a crowd at the Wellington Town Hall in 1981. He was a seasoned politician and had been an outstandingly successful campaigner – the Holyoake government's 1969 win, for example, was credited to Muldoon – but 1981 would be the last time the magic worked.

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Bryce Edwards, 'Elections and campaigns - Election campaigning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Bryce Edwards, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2016