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Twyford not seeking Mt Albert nomination

Phil Twyford
Member of Parliament

21 April 2009 Media Statement

Twyford not seeking Mt Albert nomination


Labour MP Phil Twyford announced today he will not be seeking the nomination for the Mt Albert by-election.

Twyford said he believed the by-election was an ideal opportunity to bring more fresh talent into Parliament, building on Labour's 2008 intake.

"I am already a Member of Parliament. If someone from outside stands and wins Mt Albert we get another injection of renewal, adding to the 13 new Labour MPs elected last year,” Phil Twyford said.

“That will make us a stronger Opposition and is an investment in the next Labour Government.

"I will be working hard in the coming weeks with other Labour Party members to win Mt Albert for Labour.

"Mt Albert is Labour heartland. The strong party organisation is one of the legacies of Helen Clark's immense contribution to Labour.

“I am confident that with such a great team of party activists we will win the by-election and win it convincingly," Phil Twyford said.


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