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Labour confirms third round nominations

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Party selections for electorate candidates to contest the 2011 general election are continuing with nominations now received for the following third round electorate seats. Labour confirms third round nominations

Labour Party selections for electorate candidates to contest the 2011 general election are continuing with nominations now received for the following third round electorate seats.

Labour Party organisations in these electorates will hold their confirmation meetings shortly:

• Bay of Plenty Carol Devoy-Heena

• Botany Koro Tawa

• Christchurch East Lianne Dalziel

• Coromandel Hugh Kininmonth

• East Coast Moana Mackey

• East Coast Bays Vivienne Goldsmith

• Hamilton East Sehai Orgad

• Hauraki-Waikato Nanaia Mahuta

• Helensville Jeremy Greenbrook-Held

• Manukau East Ross Robertson

• New Plymouth Andrew Little

• Rotorua Steve Chadwick

• Selwyn David Coates

• Taranaki-King Country Rick Barker

• Waimakariri Clayton Cosgrove

• Wellington Central Grant Robertson

• Wigram Megan Woods

The Labour Party has confirmed that candidate selections will occur throughout October and November in the following electorates where more than one nomination has been received:

• Dunedin North Glenda Alexander, David Clark, Simon Wilson

• Ilam Tracey Dorreen, John Parsons

• Te Tai Tonga Joanne McLean, Rino Tirikatene

• Wairarapa Michael Bott, Blair Heming

• Whangarei Pat Newman, Vivienne Shepherd

The Labour Party has also confirmed that nominations for the Mana by-election will close Thursday, 9 September.

Nominations for Te Atatu will close on 8 October and nominations for Manurewa will close on 15 October. Nominations for the remaining 19 seats will close on 1 November 2010.

Labour Party President Andrew Little says that the electorate nominations show a good mix of experienced MPs, plus up and coming talent.

“Labour is well placed with a strong and dedicated party organisation and an excellent selection of candidates to win in 2011 and deliver a government focused on the real issues facing New Zealand” says Mr Little.

The Party plans to have all remaining electorate candidates for the 2011 general election selected by the end of the year.

ENDS

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