Call for nominations in Mt Albert by-election
Labour Party President Andrew Little is calling for nominations for the Mt Albert by-election, following the appointment of Rt Hon Helen Clark as Head of the UN Development Programme.
Mr Little says Helen has given the people of Mt Albert outstanding service as their MP for 28 years and the interest in the by-election is intense.
He says a number of high calibre potential candidates have already come forward and he’s anticipating an open, transparent and competitive selection process, and a strong campaign based around local issues.
Mount Albert has a unique community culture. Labour party members will participate in choosing a candidate who will be very involved in promoting local issues such as the Waterview tunnel, the future of Auckland city and ensuring a sustainable public transport system.
“One of Helen Clark’s many legacies is that she leaves the Mt Albert Labour organization in fantastic shape, we’ve got many hundreds of members and volunteers who will do their utmost to keep Mt Albert Labour”.
Nominations for the Mt Albert by-election will close on Wednesday 22 April.