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English and Barclay launch Clutha-Southland campaign

English and Barclay launch Clutha-Southland campaign

Todd Barclay was joined by Deputy Prime Minister and Clutha-Southland MP Bill English to launch the electorate's campaign in Queenstown with Party supporters following his team’s entry in the Winterfest Birdman Competition.

Todd Barclay says Bill English has done an incredible job of representing the interests of Clutha-Southland over the last 24 years, and that he is committed to ensuring the electorate continues to have a strong voice in Wellington.

“We will be running a strong campaign based on National’s record over the last six years, and the importance of stable government going forward.

“I am absolutely committed to growing our local economy, building safe communities with strong families, and providing strong representation for and on behalf of all of Clutha-Southlanders,” Mr Barclay says.

Mr English says Mr Barclay has longstanding family and personal connections to the South and he looks forward to working with him in Parliament.

“Todd will be a strong advocate for the Clutha-Southland electorate and I look forward to him joining National’s parliamentary team after the election if he wins the seat,” Mr English says.

Clutha-Southland campaign chairman and former National MP Jeff Grant says it is an exciting future built on a platform of six years of good government.

“Provincial communities prosper under strong, predictable, consistent political leadership.

“We will be taking nothing for granted this election. We will be working hard over the coming months engaging with our communities about National’s plan and the important issues for Clutha-Southland,” Mr Grant says.

The election will be held on 20 September 2014.


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