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She was first elected to Parliament in the 1984 elections, winning the North Shore seat of Glenfield. She was re-elected in the 1987 elections, but in the 1990 elections, she was defeated by National's Peter Hilt.
In the 1993 elections, she returned to Parliament as MP for the lower North Island seat of Horowhenua. In the 1996 elections, when the Horowhenua electorate was abolished, she was elected as MP for the new Otaki seat. She was re-elected in the 1999 elections, but at the 2002 elections, she chose to retire from Parliament. She was succeeded by her former Parliamentary Secretary, Darren Hughes.
She was born in Timaru on 10 May 1942.
- Temple, Philip (1994). Temple’s Guide to the 44th New Zealand Parliament. Dunedin: McIndoe Publishers. p. 67. ISBN 0 86868 159 8.
- Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament by G.A. Wood (University of Otago Press, 2nd edition 1996) ISBN 1-877133-00-0
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