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NewLabour was the name chosen by Jim Anderton, an MP and former President of the New Zealand Labour Party, for his new left-of-centre party in 1989. James Patrick Anderton (almost always referred to as Jim Anderton) is leader of the Progressive Party, a political party in the New Zealand parliament. ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


NewLabour was established by a number of breakaway Labour Party politicians whom left the party in reaction to "Rogernomics", the economic policies implemented by the Labour Party's Minister of Finance, Roger Douglas, which saw the traditionally left-wing Labour Party swing heavily to the right. Anderton, who had been among the most vocal critics of Douglas, was joined by a number of other members of the Labour Party, such as Matt Robson and Laila HarrĂ©. Anderton, however, was the party's only MP. The term Rogernomics, a portmanteau of Roger and economics, was created by analogy with Reaganomics to describe the economic policies followed by New Zealand finance minister Roger Douglas from his appointment in 1984. ... The Minister of Finance is a senior figure within the government of New Zealand. ... Sir Roger Douglas is a former New Zealand politician best known for his role in the radical economic restructuring undertaken in the 1980s. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... Matt Robson (5 January 1950 - ) is a New Zealand politician. ... Laila Jane Harré is a New Zealand politician and trade unionist. ...


In the 1990 elections, NewLabour stood candidates in all electorates. The party gained a certain amount of support from disillusioned Labour voters, winning 5.16% of the vote. However, Anderton was NewLabour's only successful candidate, retaining the Sydenham seat in "working-class" south-central Christchurch. He remained the party's sole representative in Parliament, which was now dominated by the National Party with 67 seats out of 97. The 1990 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the New Zealand Parliaments 43rd term. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ... Current National Party logo The New Zealand National Party currently forms the second-largest (in terms of seats) political party in the New Zealand Parliament, and thus functions as the core of the Opposition. ...


In 1991, NewLabour and four other parties formed the Alliance, a broad left-wing coalition. Initially, NewLabour maintained a separate identity within the Alliance, keeping its own party organization intact. By 2000, however, many felt that maintaining parallel NewLabour and Alliance structures was counter-productive, and at NewLabour's October conference, it was decided to completely assimilate the party into the larger Alliance structure, marking the end of NewLabour as an autonomous group. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Current Alliance logo The Alliance, when referring to New Zealand politics, refers to a left-wing political party. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Encyclopedia: NewLabour Party (New Zealand) (1305 words)
NewLabour was the name chosen by Jim Anderton, an MP and former President of the New Zealand Labour Party, for his new left-of-centre party in 1989.
NewLabour was established by a number of breakaway Labour Party politicians whom left the party in reaction to "Rogernomics", the economic policies implemented by the Labour Party's Minister of Finance, Roger Douglas, which saw the traditionally left-wing Labour Party swing heavily to the right.
The Socialist Unity Party was one of the better-known communist parties in New Zealand.
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