Shadow Cabinet of Robert Muldoon

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New Zealand political leader Robert Muldoon assembled a "shadow cabinet" within the National Party caucus after his election to the position of Leader of the Opposition in 1974. He composed this of individuals who acted for the party as spokespeople in assigned roles while he was Leader of the Opposition (1974–75).[1]

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

Frontbench team[edit]

The list below contains a list of Muldoon's shadow ministers and their respective roles.[2]

Rank Shadow Minister Portfolio
1 Hon Robert Muldoon Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister of Finance
2 Hon Brian Talboys Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister of Regional Development
3 Hon Peter Gordon Shadow Minister of Labour
Shadow Minister of Immigration
Shadow Minister of State Services
4 Hon Lance Adams-Schneider Shadow Minister of Manufacturing
Shadow Minister of Commerce
5 David Thomson Shadow Minister of Justice
6 Hon George Gair Shadow Minister of Housing
7 Hon Les Gandar Shadow Minister of Education
Shadow Minister of Science & Technology
8 Frank Gill Shadow Minister of Health
Shadow Minister of Social Welfare
Shadow Minister of Superannuation
9 Colin McLachlan Shadow Minister of Transport
Shadow Minister of Aviation
10 Rt Hon Sir Keith Holyoake Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs
11 Rt Hon Sir Jack Marshall Shadow Minister of Overseas Trade
12 Bill Young Shadow Minister of Roading
Shadow Minister of Women's Affairs
13 Hon Eric Holland Shadow Minister of Energy
14 Hon Allan McCready Shadow Minister of Defence
Shadow Minister of Forestry
15 Hon Bert Walker Shadow Minister of Railways
Shadow Minister of Broadcasting
Shadow Minister of Communications
16 Hon Allan Highet Shadow Minister of Internal Affairs
Shadow Minister of Local Government
Shadow Minister for the Arts
17 Peter Wilkinson Shadow Attorney-General
Shadow Minister of Police
18 Hon Venn Young Shadow Minister of Maori Affairs
Shadow Minister for the Environment
19 Harry Lapwood Shadow Postmaster-General
Shadow Minister of Tourism
20 Hon Douglas Carter Shadow Minister of Agriculture
21 Hon Percy Allen Shadow Minister of Lands
22 Richard Harrison Senior Whip
23 Jim Bolger Shadow Minister of Rural Affairs
24 Jack Luxton Shadow Minister of Fisheries
Shadow Minister of Pacific Islands Affairs
25 Leo Schultz Shadow Minister of Mines
26 Ken Comber Shadow Minister of Sport & Recreation
27 Rob Talbot Shadow Minister of Forests
28 Bill Birch Junior Whip

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 115.
  2. ^ New Zealand National Party Manifesto '75. Wellington: New Zealand National Party. 1975.

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