Incite Politics

Knowing what you?re going to get

THE LIFE of the NewLabour Party was a relatively short one. Launched by Jim Anderton on May Day 1989, it contested the 1990 election in its own right (receiving a creditable 5.16 percent of the popular vote) but was then absorbed into Anderton?s broad-based political coalition of anti-National parties, the Alliance, in 1991. The NLP soldiered on for nearly a decade within the larger grouping, until finally winding itself up in 2000.

Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the NLP was its insistence on producing a comprehensive election manifesto setting forth the party programme with considerable . . .