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National determined to win Tauranga

John Key MP
National Party Leader

09 May 2008

National determined to win Tauranga

National Party Leader John Key says National wants to win Tauranga at the next election and is moving swiftly to select a replacement candidate following Bob Clarkson’s decision to step down at the election.

“Bob did an outstanding job winning Tauranga against the odds at the last election, and I want National to retain the seat later this year and improve on Bob’s majority.

“Accordingly, the party will be moving as quickly as possible to re-open nominations for the seat and select a candidate.

“I would like to publicly thank Bob for his contribution to National during this term, and I wish him well for the future.

“Make no mistake, National will be mounting a strong fight to retain the seat and ensure the Tauranga electorate continues to have a strong National voice in the next Parliament.

“I know that the local party organisation will be working as hard as possible to make sure that happens.”

ENDS

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