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Progressive: Stewart-Ward campaigns for party vote

3 June 2005

Progressive: Stewart-Ward campaigns for party votes in BoP

The Progressive Party has selected Veronique Stewart-Ward, of Whakatane, as its candidate in Bay of Plenty, where she will be campaigning for party votes in this year's general election.

"I am very happy to announce that Veronique will be promoting our party's policies in the Bay of Plenty in this year's election, which must be held before the end of September," says Progressive deputy leader, Hon. Matt Robson MP

"Over the past six years, Progressive has successfully promoted programmes within the coalition government to propel the economic development of our regions, and we have also delivered social gains like a minimum of four weeks annual leave for workers.

"Veronique, with her very strong background in both small business management, on the one hand, and in social work, on the other, is an ideal candidate to explain the benefits of giving your party vote to Progressive this year," Matt Robson said.

"Progressive candidates are campaigning for your party vote as your pro-economic development and anti-drugs insurance policy," he said.

Veronique Stewart-Ward, Bay of Plenty: (Tel: 07 308-8466)

Married with three children, Veronique Stewart-Ward, is a shareholder and Practice Manager at The House of Rhythm and Soul in Whakatane. Prior to setting up the business for operation, Veronique's varied work experience has included setting up the Te Rangiwaiora O Mataatua Chartiable Trust, where she held a number of responsibilities ranging from budget advisor to
social worker and facilitator.

Veronique, who has certificates in social work, small business management, property law and practice as well as counselling and budget advice, lists swimming and doing crosswords as among her pastimes when not attending to call of family and business responsibilies.

(The Progressive Party is a partner in the coalition government first Elected in 1999. Its leader, Jim Anderton, is the third ranked Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Economic, Industry and Regional Development and the government's campaign to reduce the harm caused by drugs.)

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