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Claudette Hauiti to step aside at election

Peter Goodfellow

National Party President

Media Statement

22 July 2014

Claudette Hauiti to step aside at election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election.

"I want to thank Claudette for her contribution to the Party both nationally and at the regional level. Entering Parliament mid-way through a term cannot be easy and I wish her all the best for her future."

Mr Goodfellow says the National Party will re-open nominations for the Kelston electorate on 23 July, for a truncated period closing on 30 July.

"I expect a board selection panel, drawing on local electorate input, will meet to make a final decision by early August."

Mr Goodfellow notes the process is not unique. As recently as 2011, National MP Simon O'Connor was elected to Parliament in Tamaki after the late withdrawal of Allan Peachey.

ENDS

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