16 Jul 2009

Former minister Bill Young dies, aged 95

5:44 pm on 16 July 2009

Former National Party cabinet minister Bill Young has died at 95.

The member for Miramar from 1966 to 1981, Mr Young was the Minister of Works and Development in the cabinets led by Prime Minister Robert Muldoon between 1975 and 1981; he later served a term as New Zealand's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Describing Mr Young as a stalwart of the National Party, Prime Minister John Key has expressed his sympathy to his family and friends.