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AMY ADAMS National’s candidate for Selwyn

Media release

12 May 2008


AMY ADAMS selected as National’s candidate for Selwyn

After a long legal battle to stop the selection process, Aylesbury Lawyer and farmer Amy Adams (36) has been selected as National’s candidate for the Selwyn electorate.

The selection process was re-run after an earlier selection process was thought to be technically incorrect. It was re-started in March with five candidates seeking the seat.

However legal action by an unsuccessful contender who did not make it through the early part of the process saw an injunction granted and the process was stopped form some weeks.

Amy Adams, a mother of two children aged said she was thrilled to be selected to represent the National Party.

``I have spent many years trying to work with the Resource Management Act and other pieces of unworkable legislation and it’s time to clean up the regulatory burden we live under,’’ she said.

Mrs Adams said she has a particular interest in economic development, communications and regulatory reviews. ``I bring to the campaign lots of energy and the determination to be a strong voice for Selwyn in Parliament.’’

``This region has a long tradition of strong leadership both at a local, regional and national level, and I hope to be able to continue that tradition,’’ she said.

``As a businessperson, parent and farmer I hope to appeal to a broad range of voters in our campaign for to secure a very large party vote for National.’’

Mrs Adams and her husband Donald run sheep and crop 600 acre farm near Aylesbury. Formerly she was a partner in well-known Christchurch law firm Mortlock McCormack.

ENDS

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