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Hamilton East Labour Candidate Selected

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Hamilton East Labour Candidate Selected

Dr Cliff Allen was selected this past weekend as the Labour Candidate for Hamilton East for the 2014 General Election.

Dianne Yates, Chair of the Hamilton East Labour Party, said today.


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“We are very pleased to have Dr Allen as our candidate.  He brings a wealth of talent and experience to the role. We are convinced that he will win the electorate and proactively address local and central issues and serve our community in ways that have been neglected by the incumbent National MP.”

Dr Allen, business man, former farmer, and university lecturer, said

“I am honoured to be selected as the Labour candidate for Hamilton East and I will bring all my experience, time and passion to actively work towards a Labour government in 2014.”
“It is time for a Labour government which will address the glaring and obvious growing inequality gap in New Zealand – a gap that David Bennett MP denies even exists” said Dr Allen.
“In Hamilton East and nationwide the issues at present are; child poverty, inequality, living wages, power costs, education and training, local jobs, access to health and declining public services.  Hamilton East has a young population and many young families with high costs and little disposable income” said Dr Allen.

Dr Allen, married with two sons, said:

“We need to build a New Zealand that can truthfully boast it is ‘a great place to raise children’ and to give them a good start in life, and a good future with equality of opportunity”.

Dr Allen went on to say

“The campaign starts today and I aim to knock on every door.  Hamilton East is an important electorate and I will be urging voters to tick Labour twice to ensure that we elect a Labour government and win the seat.”

ENDS

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