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  Progressive party, 1 MP

Members of New Zealand's 49th Parliament, elected November 2008.

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about what Jim Anderton's Progressive party stands for.

Updated 9 December 2008

Jim Anderton’s Progressives, in introducing their 2008 NZ General-election policy said “What we stand for: The Strength to Care”.

“You’ve got to be logical, you’ve got to be practical and you’ve got to have the inner strength to care for people. Always have and always will.”

Jim Anderton's Progressive MP elected to the NZ Parliament, November 2008

Wigram Electorate