Elizabeth McCombs was the first woman to become a Member of Parliament in New Zealand when she was elected as a Labour Party candidate in a Lyttelton by-election in 1933. She succeeded her late husband, James, who had held the seat since 1913. Sadly, Elizabeth died after just two years in Parliament.
- Find out more about Elizabeth McCombs.
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'Elizabeth McCombs', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/elizabeth-mccombs-mp, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 16-Jul-2014