Rob Campbell

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Rob Campbell was a member of the Socialist Unity Party in Wellington.

Labour Party Policy Council

In 1985, Maryan Street was elected onto the Labour Party Policy Council. She was described in the September 2 issue of the Tribune as one of the "strong anti-nuclear campaigners."

Others, who also happened to be of an equally left-wing bent who were voted onto the council included; Rob Campbell, Jim Anderton, Rex Jones and Helen Clark.

SUP comrades and friend


Malcolm Arnold, Alan Ware, Mike Jackson, Rob Campbell.

Storeworkers conference


Ken Douglas, Jeanette McGlone, Rob Campbell and Mike Jackson.

Exploiting Ernie Abbott murder

Within 30 mins of Ernie Abbott's bomb murder, Douglas attended a meeting in a hotel room in Wellington (later CTU headquarters) no bed in room. Meeting didn't discuss who was to blame, only how to take propaganda advantage of the killing. It was decided to blame "right wing" anti-union elements. In order to unify the labour movement & increase Labour's election chances. Present were Rob Campbell, Ken Douglas, Rex Jones, Richie Gillespie, John Van de Ven & possibly Steve O'Reilly.

Trade Union seminar

1976, April 28-29, Margaret Wilson spoke at 2 day trade union seminar with Nellie Bell, Rob Campbell, Johnny Mitchell, Tom Skinner and Jim Knox.[1]. Spoke on Economics.

The Paper

All through the ’70s, Mike Law edited HART News and in 1974 was business manger for the allied Maoist publication “The Paper”. Other helpers or contributors to “The Paper” included, Rona Bailey, Alick Shaw, Peter Franks, Terry Auld, Robert Reid, Lisa Sacksen (all future members of the Workers Communist League) future Air NZ board member Rob Campbell, future Race Relations Conciliator Joris de Bres, unionist Pat Kelly, Principal Family Court judge Peter Boshier, journalist Gyles Beckford, writer Tony Simpson and HART leader Trevor Richards.

Contributors to Issue 1

Contributors to the production of Issue 1 The Paper July 1973 were Trevor Richards, Roger Steele, Graeme Collins, Mike Law, Sandy Lonsdale, Meg Bailey, Don Franks, Gyles Beckford, Peter Boshier, Warwyck Dewe, Les Atkins, Rob Campbell, Peter Wilson, Gordon Clifton, Keith Stewart, Peter Franks, Rona Bailey, Lisa Sacksen, with editorial onus on Ted Sheehan and Jim Delahunty.



  1. [Tribune, April 20]