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Progressive Auckland regional conference Saturday

Grant Gillon, Progressive Party President

Progressive Auckland regional conference Saturday

The second of the Progressive Party's regional conferences, which kicks off tomorrow in Auckland, will very much focus on the mechanics of campaigning for party votes in next year's election, says party president Grant Gillon.

"The Progressive Party, which had its inaugural conference just one year ago, remains a new party. A significant part of our regional conferences this year are focused on the practical, day-to-day mechanics of how to campaign for peoples' party votes," Grant Gillon said.

Progressive punches well above its weight within the coalition government in terms of delivering on its manifesto commitments to promote regional and industry development and deliver strong anti-drugs policies over the past five years.

"Where we, as a new party with just 4,000 financial members and supporters, do have work to do is learning about the practical details of how to run door-to-door campaigns for peoples' party vote," he said. Progressive did not campaign door-to-door last election as the party was formed just prior to the election but it will do so next year.

"Our Party Vote 2005 campaign is being built on the back of recent policy announcements that move the economic and social agenda along and policies still to be announced. We look forward to success next year," Grant Gillon said.

For conference information contact: Sally Griffin, Progressive Communications PH: 09 525 5566, fax 09 525 1326 MOBILE: 021 107 5584

Agenda Saturday 20th November 2004 (All sessions open to Party Members only, except address by Jim Anderton which is open to the Supporters, Public and Media).

1.30 P.M. – 2.30 P.M. Executive Member Des Ripi introduces Jim Anderton for Leader's Address

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