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Labour Party candidate selections well underway

Labour Party candidate selections well underway for 2011

Labour Party selections for electorate candidates to contest the 2011 general election are well underway.

The following candidates now been confirmed to stand for the Labour Party in these electorate seats:

• Auckland Central Jacinda Ardern

• Christchurch Central Brendon Burns

• Dunedin South Clare Curran

• Hamilton West Sue Moroney

• Maungakiekie Carol Beaumont

• Napier Stuart Nash

• Ohariu Charles Chauvel

• Otaki Darren Hughes

• Palmerston North Iain Lees-Galloway

• Port Hills Ruth Dyson

• Rangitata Julian Blanchard

• Rimutaka Chris Hipkins

• Rongotai Annette King

• Tukituki Julia Haydon-Carr

• Waitakere Carmel Sepuloni

• West Coast-Tasman Damien O’Conner

• Whanganui Hamish McDouall

The following list of electorates has one candidate nomination received. Electorate organisations in these electorates are due to hold their confirmation meetings shortly:

• Hutt South Trevor Mallard

• Invercargill Lesley Soper

• Mana Winnie Laban

• Mangere Su'a William Sio

• Mt Albert David Shearer

• Mt Roskill Phil Goff

• Nelson Maryan Street

• New Lynn David Cunliffe

• Te Atatu Chris Carter

• Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis

The Labour Party has confirmed that selections will occur over July and August in the following electorates where more than one nomination has been received:

• Northcote Paula Gillon, Richard Hills

• Te Tai Tonga Joanne McLean, Rino Tirikatene

Labour Party President Andrew Little says that the electorate nominations show a good mix of experienced MPs, plus up and coming talent.

“Labour is well placed with a strong and dedicated party organisation and an excellent selection of candidates to win in 2011 and deliver a government focused on the real issues facing New Zealand” says Mr Little.

The Party plans to have all remaining electorate candidates for 2011 selected by the end of the year.


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