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Elizabeth Reid McCombs elected to Parliament, 1933

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On 13 September 1933, Elizabeth Reid McCombs became the first woman in New Zealand to be elected to parliament. McCombs stood in the Chathams-Lyttelton 1933 by-election. She comfortably won the seat, taking 6344 of the 10,288 eligible votes. Her closest rival, Frederick Willie Freeman, gained 3,675 votes, leaving Edward Leslie Hill with only 269...

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