Democrat Leader stands aside at Democrat Conf.
12 October 2002
Media statement from Grant Gillon
Democrat Leader stands aside at Democrat Conference
Democrats at their Annual Conference have decided not to
apply for membership, as a party, of the Progressives: 34
votes to 25.
Following this I decided not to stand for the
another term as leader of the Democrats and will instead
continue to be involved with the Progressives.
there was no challenger for the position of leader at the
Conference this weekend, I decided I could not put my name
forward while it was likely that the Democrats were going to
stay outside the Progressives.
I cannot support a decision
which I do not believe is in the best interests of the
Nominations for the leadership of the
Democrats will open tomorrow and I wish whoever takes over
the role of Leader the best of luck.
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