This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on Wednesday 22 November 1978 “Mr Lithgow smiles for the camera at the start of the ‘Muldoon Road Show’.”
National candidate for Palmerston North John Lithgow shares the cab of a vintage vehicle with his wife Ann as part of Prime Minister Muldoon’s election campaign Road Show. Three vehicles containing the Lithgow’s, National candidate for Manawatu Michael Cox with his wife Jenny, and the Prime Minister Rob Muldoon with his wife Thea set up along Church Street near the corner of McGiffert, opposite the railway land. Nearby businesses Kidd Garrett Ltd and Haulage Parts Ltd can be seen in the background. Once underway the touring party endured moderate heckling and protest placards, including one reading “Hope lies dying in a Muldoom tomb”.
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