Logan Sloane

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Logan Francis Sloane (8 August 1918 – 8 January 1980) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

Biography[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1960–1963 33rd Hobson National
1963–1966 34th Hobson National
1969–1972 36th Hobson National
1972–1975 37th Hobson National

He represented the seat of Hobson in Northland from 1960 to 1966, and from 1969 to 1975, when he retired.

In 1961 he was one of ten National MPs to vote with the Opposition and remove capital punishment for murder from the Crimes Bill that the Second National Government had introduced.

In the 1966 election, Vernon Cracknell, an accountant, who had come second in the previous two elections narrowly defeated Sloane, the incumbent (again, Labour was third). Cracknell was the first representative in Parliament of the Social Credit Party. But as Cracknell did not prove a good performer in Parliament, and Social Credit ran a poor 1969 campaign, Sloane regained his seat with a substantial margin after three years and Social Credit lost its only MP.

References[edit]

  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 343. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.