Helen Clark led the Labour Party for 15 years, resurrecting it from the rifts of Rogernomics before becoming one of New Zealand's most successful Prime Ministers. Her term as Prime Minister lasted nine years. In 2006 Forbes magazine listed her as the 20th most powerful woman in the world. Clark's time in politics stretches from the anti-war protests of 1968 through the rise of feminism, environmentalism and market forces, to the global financial crisis of 2008 - 40 years of extraordinary political change.
Remarkably, no proper political biography of Helen Clark has been written before. Here, for the first time, is the full story of how Clark rose to power and held both the Labour Party and the New Zealand Government together, cementing her place in our country's political history.
This is an unauthorised biography. Helen Clark did not co-operate with Denis Welch during the writing of this book.