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Give Labour two legs of the double

2000 web siteLabour Leader Helen Clark today called on Labour voters to make sure they back Labour for the first leg of the double by giving Labour their party vote at the forthcoming general election.

Helen Clark today visited the Addington Racecourse as part of a visit to Christchurch for Show Day.

"It is clear that there is a groundswell for a change of government within the electorate.

"People know that it is time for a change, and that National, at the end of nine sorry years in government, has plenty excuses for but no answers to the nation's problems.

"Huge support is coming in for Labour's candidates in the general election. But the two votes are like the two legs of the double - unless you win the party vote, the second vote for the electorate doesn't count.

"Just backing Labour on the electorate vote is not enough. Labour is asking its supporters to back it on both legs of the double because only a strong party vote for Labour can enable it to be a strong party for change in office.

"Considerable volatility can be expected in a range of polls running up to the general election. But one thing is clear: New Zealanders know that it is time for a change.

"My message to voters is that Labour can lead that change with distinction providing the massive support now being registered for its electorate candidates is also reflected in the proportion of the vote the party gains overall," Helen Clark said.

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