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Sir George Grey will address a public meeting at Auckland on the political situation. Mr F. W. Lawry announces himself as n candidate for the Parnell seat. Mr J. T. Smith is to be requisitioned Jko come forward for Christchurch City. The Kaiapoi People's Political Association has adopted the following platform : —(1) The immediate Btoppage of sale of Crown lands, and cancellation of provisions for conversion of perpetual Uase holdings into freeholds ; (2) legislation giving the State power to compulKorily resume possession of freeholds at a fair valuation for settlement and subdivision ; (3) retention of present system of triennial Parliaments; (4) Seamen's Representation, Shop Hours, Factories, Building Lien, Truck, and other Labor Bills to be supported ; (5) special tax on absentee landlords'; (7) the present educational 1 system to be maintained ; uniform school books for the colony, published by the Government J (8) radical reform m .the management of tlie railways of the •colony ; (I)) securing the rights of labor; (10) progressive taxation on land held for speculative purposes ; (11) elective Legislative Council; (12) * State Bank, and no further borrowing.,

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THE ELECTIONS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2542, 13 October 1890

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THE ELECTIONS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2542, 13 October 1890

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