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Strong Candidate to Contest Tauranga Seat

Strong Candidate to Contest Tauranga Seat

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says Councillor Clayton Mitchell will be a strong candidate for the party in Tauranga in the 2014 election.

“I understand that a significant number of local people approached Mr Mitchell to stand and give a strong voice for Tauranga- Mt Maunganui and the Western Bay of Plenty. They are pleased that he has answered their call,” says Mr Peters.

“Mr Mitchell, a Tauranga City councillor, has a positive approach to life, and he will work in the best interests of all New Zealanders.

“As a local body election candidate and then as a councillor he has built up a rapport with the people of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui, where he lives.

“Clayton will fit well with New Zealand First, which is not an ideological-based party. Instead, we look at the facts and work out what is in the best interests of ordinary Kiwis and New Zealand as a whole. We are not beholden or constrained by allegiances or pre-existing conditions that serve particular interest groups.

“Clayton is a family man, with three children, and like many Kiwis, enjoys the outdoor life. He is an achiever. Parliament and New Zealand as a whole will benefit from representatives who gets things done.

“I am proud that we are standing such a strong candidate in my former seat,” says Mr Peters.


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