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Young Seeks Wellington Central List Nomination

Young Seeks Wellington Central List Nomination

National Party nominations opened today for the List positions from Wellington Central and Ohariu-Belmont. Advertisements are in both Wellington newspapers today.

The Party has not yet made a decision about standing constituency candidates in either seat.

"The Party is holding off making a decision about the constituency race in both seats," said National Party List MP Annabel Young. "But if we don't stand in Wellington Central then I want to be the List MP for Wellington City."

Ms Young said that she would be picking up the nomination papers today. Under National Party Rules, each constituency can nominate up to 2 people to be list nominees.

"When I came into Parliament in April 1997 another MP had already been allocated to look after Wellington City. I was directed to look after Hawke's Bay and I really enjoyed that. But I am a Wellington person and I want to represent this city."

The Wellington Central National Party has its monthly meeting tonight. Ms Young expects that the nomination process will be discussed.


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