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National selects Mark Blumsky in Wellington

Patricia Morrison National Party Wellington Central Electorate Chair

15 November 2004

National selects Mark Blumsky in Wellington Central

Mark Blumsky has been selected unopposed as the National Party candidate for Wellington Central.

"We're absolutely delighted to have a candidate of such calibre to take the fight to Marian Hobbs in a seat that National will win," says National Party Wellington Central electorate chair Patricia Morrison.

"Wellington needs a strong National voice in Parliament. Labour has a Minister for Auckland - but its Wellington MPs are all but invisible.

"We have no doubt Mark Blumsky will change that," says Mrs Morrison.

"As a former Wellington mayor, Mark was responsible for driving a number of vibrant lifestyle initiatives in the central city and we think that's the sort of innovative leadership that the capital deserves in the Beehive.

"Mark is a dedicated Wellingtonian, and I believe that with such an outstanding candidate we will return Wellington Central to the National Party with a much greater share of the Party vote.

"Planning for the Wellington Central election campaign is already well under way," says Mrs Morrison.


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