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Green Party to stand candidate in Northcote by-election

The Green Party Executive has decided to stand a candidate in the upcoming Northcote by-election.

The Executive made its decision following extensive consultation with the local branch, Auckland province and other interested groups in the party over recent weeks.

“The Northcote by-election is an opportunity for the Green Party to promote our early successes in Government while highlighting our points of difference,” said Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.

“The local branch was especially keen to stand and use the campaign to celebrate the Green wins in Government to date, while advocating for greater progressive change on issues like health, housing, water and transport.

“As is the case for any political party it’s important we tell our story at election times and provide voters with different options.”

The party’s candidate for the by-election will be chosen at a later date.

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