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Peter Ian Wilkinson
(born 1934) was a New Zealand
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politician of the National Party
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He represented the Rodney
rightRodney is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Rodney is Mark Mitchell of the National Party...
electorate in Parliament from 1969 to 1978, then the Kaipara
-Population Centres:The electorate is rural and north of Auckland city, in the North Auckland region.-History:The electorate was created in 1902, and abolished in 1946. From 1911 the seat was represented by Gordon Coates , until he died in 1943...
electorate from 1978 to 1984, when he retired.
He was a Cabinet Minister, including the position of Attorney-General
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in the Third National Government
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