Shadow Cabinet of Bill Rowling

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New Zealand political leader Bill Rowling assembled a shadow cabinet system amongst the Labour caucus following his position change to Leader of the Opposition in 1975. He composed this of individuals who acted for the party as spokespeople in assigned roles while he was leader (1975–83).

As the Labour Party formed the largest party not in government, the frontbench team was as a result the Official Opposition of the New Zealand House of Representatives.

Frontbench team[edit]

The list below contains a list of Rowling's spokespeople and their respective roles:[1]

Rank Shadow Minister Portfolio/s
1 Rt Hon Bill Rowling Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs
2 David Lange Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Attorney-General
3 Rt Hon Bob Tizard Shadow Minister of Finance
Shadow Minister of Economic Development
Shadow Minister of Energy
4 Hon Sir Basil Arthur Shadow Minister of Agriculture
Shadow Minister of Primary Industries
5 Hon Mick Connelly Shadow Minister of Works
Shadow Minister of Defence
Shadow Minister of Police
6 Hon Fraser Colman Shadow Minister of Transport
7 Russell Marshall Shadow Minister of Education
8 Koro Wētere Shadow Minister of Maori Affairs
Shadow Minister of Lands
9 Jonathan Hunt Senior Whip
10 Stan Rodger Junior Whip
11 Frank O'Flynn Shadow Minister of Justice
12 Hon Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan Shadow Minister of Tourism
13 Kerry Burke Shadow Minister of Employment
Shadow Minister of Science & Technology
14 Hon Roger Douglas Shadow Minister of Trade
Shadow Minister of Industry
15 Richard Prebble Shadow Minister for Social Welfare
Shadow Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
16 Michael Bassett Shadow Minister for Health
Shadow Minister of Internal Affairs
17 Mike Moore Shadow Minister of Housing
Shadow Minister for the Environment
18 David Caygill Shadow Minister of Local Government
Shadow Minister of Sport & Recreation
Associate Shadow Minister of Finance
19 Eddie Isbey Shadow Minister of Labour
Shadow Minister of Immigration
20 Brian MacDonell Shadow Minister of Customs
Shadow Postmaster-General
21 Ann Hercus Shadow Minister of Consumer Affairs
Shadow Minister of Stabilization
22 Geoffrey Palmer Shadow Minister of Constitutional Affairs
Associate Shadow Minister of Justice
23 John Terris Shadow Minister of Broadcasting
Associate Shadow Minister of Internal Affairs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Labour Manifesto '81. Wellington: New Zealand Labour Party. 1981. p. 15-6.