Matt McCarten

Matt McCarten

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Matthew "Matt" McCarten is a New Zealand political organiser. He has been involved with several leftist or centre-left political parties, and is also active in the trade-union movement. As of 2010 he writes a weekly column for the Herald on Sunday. McCarten started his political career as a member of the Labour Party, but grew dissatisfied with the party's direction under Minister of Finance Roger Douglas. Douglas was a strong promoter of free-market economics and deregulation, which McCarten and others saw as a betrayal of Labour's roots. Eventually, one of Labour's MPs, Jim Anderton, broke away to found NewLabour, and McCarten became the president of the new organisation. NewLabour later joined with several other parties to form the Alliance - McCarten became president of this new party as well. After the 1999 elections, the Alliance became the junior partner in a coalition government with Labourshow more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136682982
  • 9786136682983