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Messrs W. B. Perceval and R. M, Taylor announce that they are candidates at the general election for the City of Christchurch. The names of Messrs James Brown (Wakanui) and Joseph Ivess are mentioned as possible candidates for Ashburton electorate. It is understood that Mr Harry Allwright, who sat for Lyttelton m the Parliament before the last;, will come forward as a candidate for the Akaroa seat. It is also stated that Mr Winter, one of the four members of the Railway Executive recently dismissed hy the Commissioners, will contest the electorate, Mr H. Hirst will be a candidate for Wallace (Southland), and will ojjpose Dr Hodgkinson. Mr J. W. Hamilton, a farmer, will, it is stated contest Wallace m the interest of the Opposition. Mr J. G. W-ird is the only candidate mentioned for Awarua. For Invercargill, Mr Feldwick will probably be opposed by Mr Hatch, an ex-member ; and Mr G. W. Bain, who also at one time had a seat m the House. The latter gentleman would be the Government candidate. In the event of Mr G. M. Bell of Wantwood acceding to the request to allow himself to be nominated for Mataura, the Minister of Lands will have a tough light to retain his seat, The Hon G. F. Richardson has greatly advanced m public favor of late, and should succeed m defeating all opponents, but at the same time Mr Bell is very popular, has always closely identified himself with everything for tht advancement of the district, and is quite the strongest man that could be brought forward.—" Lyttelton Times." Auckland, September 25. Mr J. B. Whyte, who represented Waikito m the last Parliament, announces that he will not seek re-election. Wellington, September 25. The Government have not yet fixed the polling day, as several registrars have asked for an extension of time m which to purge the rolls. The Government are considering the advisability of doing so. If the request is granted the elections will not take place until the end of November ; but, on the other hand, if the Government decline to accede to the request, the polling will probably take place early m November. Mr Thos. Kennedy McDonald will contest Wellington City at the general election. Messrs J. R. Blair and C. F. Worth will not be candidates. The electoral rolls are ready for Te Ar.)ho, Waikato, East Coast, Waitofcara, City of Wellington, Wanganui, Hufct, Waimea-Picton, Buller, Westland, Kaiapoi, Akaroa, Peninsula, Dunedin suburbs, Clubhu, Tuapeka, Invercargill, Awarua.

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THE ELECTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2528, 26 September 1890

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THE ELECTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2528, 26 September 1890