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Mr J. P. Joyce will contest t;he Wallace scat. Messrs R. J. Seddon and J. Grimmond, members of Parliament, announce themselves candidates for the Westland seat at the ctimin;* elections. Mr (.Jeorjju Fisher has received a requistion, signed by 1463 persons, asking him to contest Wellington City. Mr Fisher has consented to comply with the request. The Government hfive definitely fixed the date of tho general election for Friday, December sth. Owing to the number of carnivals helrl iii the colony during November, and the necessity of revision and purging of the rolls, it was found inconvenient to fix an earlier date* Mr 11. D. Bell, one of the candidates for Wellington, addressed the electors on Thursday evening, 2nd inst. Tho proceed ings were of a "lively " character, and a vote of thanks and no-confidence was carried. ' Mr R. Thompson addressed the Marsden electors on Wednesday, and received a unanimous vote of confidence. , Mr D«»dson's Wairau supporters have refused to extend their support to Mr Seymour, whom Mr Dodson recommended to the constituency. Mr W. Hutchison has declined to contest the Waitaki seat with Mr J. McKenzie, although requested to do so by the labor interest m the electorate. Mr W. P. Reeves addressed the St. Alban's electorate last evening, and received a most cordial reception, and was awarded a unanimous vote of' thanks aud; confidence. Electoral rolls containing less than 1000 nainea can be purchased for Is ; over 1000 names, Is 6d. " J Mr H. E., Shaddock, i. the jeell-known Dunedin iron founder, is spoken of as a probable candidate for the"" Peninsula (Otago) electorate, Mr W. Barron, M.H.R. for Caveraham, has decided to contest the Taieri seat. Mr Joseph, ex :^layor. of North-East Valley, will contest Dunedin Suburbs m the labor interest.

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THE ELECTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2534, 3 October 1890

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THE ELECTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2534, 3 October 1890