Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Wellington served as a Cabinet minister, being the Minister of Education from 13 December 1978 to 26 July 1984. During his tenure as Education Minister, he regularly courted controversy with teacher unions on various issues. Wellington was a Muldoon loyalist, and was demoted after National's 1984 election defeat.
He died in 2003, following a long illness.
- Bob Linguard, John Knight & Paige Porter (1993). Schooling Reform In Hard Times. The Falmer Press. p. 67.
- NZ Herald - Obituary: Merv Wellington, by Arnold Pickmere
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Manurewa
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Papakura
|Minister of Education
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