Po­lit­i­cal re­port­ing leg­end Ian Tem­ple­ton bows out

The Press - - Politics -

He’s seen 21 gov­ern­ments, 15 prime min­is­ters and more than 600 MPs; Press Gallery doyen Ian Tem­ple­ton is re­tir­ing after 60 years in the job. The 88-year-old’s distin­guished and unique career was recog­nised by MPs of all colours after Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Pe­ters passed a mo­tion to recog­nise his con­tri­bu­tions to jour­nal­ism. A guid­ing fig­ure for gen­er­a­tions of po­lit­i­cal re­porters who have come up be­hind him; there will only ever be one Tem­ple­ton.

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