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Labour Nominees for Botany by-election

Labour Nominees for Botany by-election

Labour’s by-election campaign in Botany has begun with a candidate selection to be held on Thursday, 27th January 2011.

Labour Party President Andrew Little says “Botany is a safe National seat so we don’t expect to win. However, Labour will be using the Botany by-election as an opportunity to promote policies, issues and values that we think are important for Botany and all of New Zealand.”

“The candidates are talented people” Little says, “Each candidate has a depth of experience and skills in the Botany and local region” he said.

The three nominees are: former Botany Community Board member Roy Bootle, Howick Local Board elected member David Collings, and former Labour Candidate for Pakuranga and current Puketapapa Local Board elected member Michael Wood.

A candidate question and answer session and selection meeting for Labour Party members will be held from 7.00pm, Thursday 27th January, Pakuranga Country Club, 199 Botany Road, Botany.

Brief bios and contact details of the nominees attached.

Labour Nominees for Botany By-election

Roy Bootle
Management Consultant & Justice of the Peace
Elected member of former Botany Community Board (Manukau City Council)
Chairperson of Botany Flat Bush Residents & Ratepayers Association

David Collings
Elected member of Howick Local Board (Auckland Council)
Elected member of former Manukau City Council and former Pakuranga Community Board (Manukau City Council)

Michael Wood
Former Finsec National Organiser & Father/Main caregiver to two sons
Elected member of Puketapapa Local Board (Auckland Council)
Former Labour Candidate for Pakuranga 2002 & 2005
Chairperson of Mt Roskill Labour Electorate Committee (LEC), Labour Party


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