Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
He was a supporter of John A. Lee and stood as a Democratic Labour Party candidate at the 1943 by-election, which was won by Mabel Howard. Horace Herring received a very creditable 2,578 votes; 26.7% of the total cast. Labour MP Ormond Wilson, described Herring as "a character only Dickens could have invented". (See also a description of his Maiden Speech in Parliament.)
Herring was awarded the Coronation Medal in 1937 for services to New Zealand.
He was Mayor of Levin from 1953 to 1956.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: A biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland, New Zealand: Reed Methuen. p. 282. ISBN 0-474-00138-5.
- The Expulsion of John A. Lee and its Effects on the Development of the Labour Party by B.S. Taylor (1970, MA Thesis-University of Canterbury, Christchurch)
- An Outsider Looks Back by Ormond Wilson (1982, Port Nicholson Press, 1982)
- Nordy, Arnold Nordmeyer: A Political Biography by Mary Logan (2008, Steele Roberts, Wellington)
- The New Zealand Parliamentary Record: 1840-1984 by J.O. Wilson (1985, Government Printer, Wellington)
- Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament Edited by G.A. Wood (1996, Otago University Press, Dunedin)
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