Locke reselected as Epsom candidate
12 February 2008
Locke reselected as Epsom
Green MP Keith Locke has again been selected
as the Green candidate for Epsom at a meeting held last
night in Greenlane.
Mr Locke, who lives in Mt Eden, was
the party's Epsom candidate in the last election.
public transport will be a major theme in my campaign," Mr
"There have been improvements in bus and train
services through the electorate, and I support the revamp of
Newmarket railway station.
"But we are still a long way
off a 21st century public transport system for
"The $2.3 billion to extend the southwestern
motorway to Waterview would be better spent on rail
projects. Some of these would run through the Epsom
electorate, such as the Britomart rail extension connecting
with the western line at Mt Eden - already planned by the
Auckland Regional Transport Authority.
Like other Green
electorate candidates, Mr Locke will be campaigning for the
"If Epsom people want me back in Parliament
their best bet is to party vote Green," said Mr Locke, who
is a list MP.
Mr Locke says he looks forward to a
respectful contest with the sitting MP, Rodney Hide,
National's Richard Worth and Labour's Kate Sutton, and does
not anticipate a repeat of his naked stroll down Broadway
following the 2005 election.
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