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National selects Karl Varley as Wigram candidate

National selects Karl Varley as Wigram candidate

The National Party has announced Karl Varley will be its candidate for the Wigram electorate at the 2014 General Election.

“Karl brings a thorough understanding of Christchurch issues and will run a strong campaign in Wigram,” said Canterbury-Westland Regional Chair Roger Bridge.


Mr Varley said he was honoured to be selected and looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“It’s an honour to be selected as National’s Wigram candidate,” says Mr Varley.

“Canterbury communities have been well-served by a Government which is making the rebuild a priority, investing in better public services, and building a stronger economy with more jobs.

“I will be working hard to win the support of our communities to give Wigram a strong voice in John Key’s National Party.

Karl Varley – Biographical Notes

Karl Varley is a business strategist and international business presenter. He has spent the last 21 years as a company director in numerous sectors turning struggling business into high achievers, bringing a strong understanding of small business to politics.

“It is absolutely critical that we help small New Zealand businesses to succeed at the moment. I know exactly what it’s like to run a business on limited resources, we must ensure businesses have easier access to the right resources at the right time to build a stronger New Zealand for families,” says Mr Varley.

“This is an area in which I believe I can offer real value to National and the families of Wigram.”

Karl lives with his partner Sonia and their two sons Sam (14) and Jonny (1).

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