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Young Nationals

Young Nationals

The chairman of the Young Nationals, Murray McCully, was featured in a 1974 pamphlet aimed at recruiting new members to the group. McCully went on to become a major figure in the parliamentary wing of the party and a key strategist. In 2011 he served in John Key's government as minister of foreign affairs.

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Reference: Barry Gustafson, The first 50 years: a history of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen, 1986, p. 265

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Colin James, 'National Party - Party composition and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2016)

Full story by Colin James, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 Feb 2015