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Botany & Pakuranga Labour chose their candidates

Botany & Pakuranga Labour chose their candidates for 2014 Election

Aberbaijani, Tofik Mamedov, chosen as Labour’s Candidate in Botany

At a well attended meeting on Friday the combined electorates of Botany and Pakuranga selected their candidates for the 2014 election.

Both electorates had two people contesting the nomination.

For Pakuranga this was the first contested selection for some time which is an encouraging sign for the Labour Party in the electorates and indicates that there is a definite resurgence of support for the Party.

The New Zealand Councillors who made up the selection panel, along with local Electorate Committee members, were most impressed with the calibre of the nominees coming forward to stand for and present the Labour Party’s policies in
both electorates.

The Botany selection panel selected local Insurance representative, Tofik Mamedov, as the candidate after a series of speeches and rigorous question
and answer sessions with the other nominee, 2011 Labour candidate for Botany, Chao-fu Wu.

Mamedov is the first Azerbaijani chosen to represent a political party in New Zealand. His selection is a reflection of the multi-ethnic community that is the Botany electorate and endorsement of the contribution the many immigrant groups make to New Zealand, said Botany LEC Secretary, Alan Papprill.

“Tofik has been out and about in Botany campaigning and door knocking for the best part of a year and has come to learn a great deal about the problems and concerns of the local residents who have been struggling with soaring house prices and growing social inequalities over the past six years of a National government. His experience has equipped him to be a dynamic candidate and spokesperson for Labour in the electorate.”

After the selection Mamedov said he was looking forward to the election campaign and the chance to put Labour’s policies to the people of Botany.

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The Pakuranga Labour Selection panel chose local psychologist, Barry Kirker as their candidate over Sunny Kaushal.

Kirker is a Registered Clinical Psychologist living in Pakuranga electorate and running his own business in South Auckland.

Outside of his professional activities he is active in various sporting and community groups.

He has lived in Australia and USA before returning to New Zealand to establish his practice in South Auckland.

He, too, is looking forward to the election campaign and the opportunities to argue and present the Labour Party’s policies to the voters in Pakuranga.
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