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38th New Zealand Parliament

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38th New Zealand Parliament

The 38th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1975 general election on 29 November of that year.


1975 general election

The 1975 general election was held on Saturday, 29 November. A total of 92 MPs were elected; 63 represented North Island electorates, 25 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates; this was an increase in the number of MPs by five since the 1972 election, and the gain was all for the North Island. 1,953,050 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 82.5%.


The 38th Parliament sat for four sessions (there were two sessions in 1977), and was prorogued on 7 October 1978.


The Labour Party, which had come to power at the 1972 election, was defeated by the National Party at the 1975 election. Robert Muldoon formed the third National Government and led the Muldoon Ministry until National's defeat at the 1984 election.

Initial composition of the 38th Parliament

The table below shows the results of the 1975 general election:


 National    Labour    Social Credit  

Table footnotes:

By-elections during 38th Parliament

There were a number of changes during the term of the 38th Parliament.


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