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Alliance releases 2008 party list

Alliance Party media release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday 24 July 2008

The Alliance Party has released its party list and electorate candidates for the 2008 general election.

Co-leader Kay Murray at list position number 1 is also Dunedin South candidate and works as programmes manager for a centre for people with disabilities.

Co-leader Andrew McKenzie at list position 2 is Port Hills candidate and a Christchurch barrister specializing in employment law.

Other top ten candidates include Victor Billot, communications officer for the Maritime Union, at number 3, Alliance Party president Paul Piesse at number 4, secondary teacher Richard Wallis at number 5, postgraduate student Sarah Campbell at number 6, truck driver Bob van Ruyssevelt at number 7, University of Otago emeritus professor of Politics Jim Flynn at number 8, union organizer and postgraduate student Sarita Divis at number 9, and merchandiser Amy Tubman at number 10.

Other candidates include Wellington publisher and branding expert Jack Yan (number 12), Alliance disabilities spokesperson Chris Ford (number 22), and a young New Zealander working in the mining industry in Pilbara, Western Australia, Justin Wilson (number 23).

Candidate List (with electorates)

1. Kay Murray (Dunedin South)
2. Andrew McKenzie (Port Hills)
3. Victor Billot (Dunedin North)
4. Paul Piesse (Christchurch East)
5. Richard Wallis (Wellington Central)
6. Sarah Campbell (list only)
7. Bob van Ruyssevelt (Te Atatu)
8. Jim Flynn (list only)
9. Sarita Divis (Auckland Central)
10. Amy Tubman (Wairarapa)

11. Richard Mitchell (list only)
12. Jack Yan (list only)
13. Tom Dowie (Wigram)
14. Thomas O'Neill (Tukituki)
15. Kelly Buchanan (Ohariu)
16. Jen Olsen (list only)
17. Greg Kleis (Christchurch Central)
18. Matthew Stephen (list only)
19. Marvin Hubbard (Clutha Southland)
20. Norm MacRitchie (Waitaki)

21. Sandra Ethell (Waitakere)
22. Chris Ford (list only)
23. Justin Wilson (list only)
24. Quentin Findlay (list only)
25. Val Quinn (list only)
26. Sarah Martin (list only)
27. Peta Knibb (list only)
28. Warren Brewer (list only)
29. Denis O'Connor (list only)
30. Tony Parker (list only)
31. Peter Parker (list only)
32. Eric Gamble (list only)


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