Story: Political parties

Social Credit pamphlet

This pamphlet dates from 1975, which was an election year. The party did well, gaining a growing level of support, but it did not win any seats. However, party leader Bruce Beetham was elected as the member of Parliament for the Rangitīkei electorate in the next two elections (1978 and 1981).

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Reference: Social Credit pamphlet (Ephemera Collection)

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Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, 'Political parties - Challenging the two-party system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/34312/social-credit-pamphlet (accessed 1 April 2020)

Story by Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 21 Jul 2015