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Shipley And English Confirmed As 2002 Candidates

Shipley And English Confirmed As Candidates For 2002 Election

The Leader of the Opposition, Jenny Shipley, has been confirmed as the National Party candidate for the Rakaia electorate for the 2002 General Election, National Party President John Slater announced today.

He also announced that National's Deputy Leader, Bill English, has been confirmed as the National Party candidate for the Clutha-Southland electorate.

Jenny Shipley and Bill English have also been confirmed as candidates on the National Party list, and under the rules will automatically take positions 1 and 2 respectively.

Mr Slater says the National Party is delighted to commence its selection process for the 2002 General Election with these two important selections.

Mrs Shipley says National has started the candidate selection process early so it is ready to fight a strong campaign in 2002.

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