Mabel Howard – New Zealand’s first woman Cabinet Minister

Mabel Howard (1894 - 1972) was New Zealand's first woman Cabinet Minister.  She first entered Parliament in 1943, after winning the Christchurch East by-election on 6 February. In 1946, she won in the newly-formed electorate of Sydenham. On 13 May 1947, Mabel was voted into Cabinet by the Labour caucus, on the death of Dan Sullivan…
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