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Battle between Smash, Brash, Nash and Flash!

Media Release
Newmarket Business Association

12 September 2005

Tomorrow's Epsom debate - the last battle between Smash, Brash, Nash and Flash!

There is mounting public interest ahead of the final candidates' debate between the four leading Epsom contenders, debate organiser Cameron Brewer said today.

The lunchtime debate will take place at 12.30pm tomorrow (13 September) at the Newmarket Club, 13 Teed Street, Newmarket. It will be the last formal Epsom candidates' debate this election. The public is encouraged to join Newmarket businesspeople in attendance.

The Newmarket Business Association has dubbed it a real humdinger between 'Smash', 'Brash', 'Nash' and 'Flash'.

"Well, Smash is Rodney Hide because he takes no prisoners. Richard Worth is obviously the affable Brash-type gentleman, while Stuart Nash carries a proud Labour Party name. Keith Locke is Flash, following his threat to run down a mainstreet in Epsom naked if Mr Hide wins the seat.

"Tomorrow is an important event given the mounting speculation as to whether National will give Rodney Hide the nod following ACT's improved polling in recent days.

"As well as questions around strategic voting, the debate will focus on who would be the best local MP for Epsom, and at the end attendees will vote as to who they think Epsom people should support," said Cameron Brewer, General Manager of the Newmarket Business Association.

Newmarket has been a hive of activity this election, with the Newmarket Business Association hosting different party leaders over the past few weeks.

"The association is increasingly keen to show more community leadership by putting on different forums and functions for local people. As an apolitical organisation we think it's important that our members have good access to all political thought on offer," said Mr Brewer.


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