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Key welcomes new candidates

John Key MP
National Party Leader

28 July 2008

Key welcomes new candidates

National Party Leader John Key has welcomed the announcement of two candidates for the party list, Steven Joyce and Melissa Lee.

“Steven Joyce has over a number of years played an important role in the rejuvenation of the party, and in accepting the board’s nomination to stand for Parliament on National’s list, this contribution is set to continue in the years ahead.

“National will benefit greatly from Steven’s business and political experience, and I am looking forward to Steven joining the caucus.”

Mr Key says he is also delighted at the nomination of Melissa Lee.

“The party list gives us the opportunity to recruit talented people and to work towards making our caucus more representative of the diverse communities that make up modern New Zealand society.

“In Melissa, we have an outstanding candidate.

“The Asian community plays an increasingly significant role in our country’s growth for the future.

“I know that Melissa will work along with Pansy Wong to ensure continuing close relationships between the Asian communities and National.”


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