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Internet Party Candidates Online to Reboot Government

Internet Party Candidates Online to Reboot Government


The Internet Party’s candidates list showcases a strong and diverse group of Kiwis committed to leading positive change for New Zealand in the digital age.

A list of 15 candidates, headed by Internet Party leader Laila Harré, will contest the 2014 General Election, with a focus on Internet MANA’s drive for the all-important party vote.

The candidates were selected following a tough nationwide selection process designed to find the best and brightest people able to champion the Internet Party’s core policies and principles.

Ranging in age from 23-48, the Internet Party’s candidates reflect an impressive depth and breadth of expertise and experience, said Ms Harré.

“We ran a rigorous, merit-based selection process, with rankings reflecting a combination of party membership input, using digital technology, alongside executive consideration. The candidates we’ve selected had no sponsors, no ‘machine’ behind them – they put themselves forward because they believe in what the Internet Party stands for and are committed getting the change of government we so urgently need on September 20.”

Ms Harré said the Internet Party’s candidates, who would stand in strategic electorates throughout the country, would be excellent servants of the party’s membership.

“This lineup gives me huge motivation for our voter mobilisation campaign to succeed, because the more Internet MANA votes we earn, the more we’ll see of this high-calibre of leadership in Parliament. Each individual candidate brings integrity, intelligence and innovation. As a team we’ve already started working positively together. Each candidate has proved they’re fired up to run successful electorate and party vote campaigns that embody the goals of the Internet Party and our members.”

While the list reflects the Internet Party’s rapidly growing national appeal, Ms Harré said the party’s candidates were particularly strong in the critical Auckland region.

“We’ve got incredibly talented and diverse candidates active in the Auckland region, where there’s a need for strong progressive leadership in Parliament. In terms of social issues and technology issues, we have a group of people from exceptional backgrounds.”

The Internet Party’s candidates will join the combined Internet MANA list to contest the party vote.

MANA will have first, third and fourth positions on the list. Ms Harré will be second on the combined list, with the Internet Party also taking fifth and sixth spots. Subsequent places on the Internet MANA list will be assigned on an alternating basis between the two component parties.

Both parties will contest electorate seats with their own identity, candidates and policies. The parties will not compete against each other in any electorate.
• Full candidate information can be found HERE

LIST NAME ELECTORATE
1. Laila Harré (Leader) TBA
2. Chris Yong Te Atatu
3. Miriam Pierard Auckland Central
4. David Currin Whangarei
5. Beverley Ballantine Ilam
6. Gil Ho Northcote
7. Pani Farvid Palmerston North
8. Patrick Salmon East Coast
9. Roshni Sami Kelston
10. Callum Valentine Wellington Central
11. Grant Keinzley Taranaki-King Country
12. Lois McClintock Wigram
13. Robert Stewart Dunedin North
14. Raymond Calver Hamilton East
15. Andrew LePine Dunedin South

ENDS

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