15 Aug 2017

Nights' Pundit - History

From Nights, 8:11 pm on 15 August 2017

Peter Clayworth will be talking Wartime election controversies. Harry Holland, the militant socialist editor of the Maoriland Worker newspaper, stood as the Labour Party candidate. He advocated support for the rights of Conscientious Objectors and opposition to Conscription and War Profiteering. The Grey by-election was particularly controversial. It was brought about when the sitting Labour MP, Paddy Webb, was sentenced to two years imprisonment for refusing to be conscripted for the war.