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Mr George Aldridgo has decided that he will not stand for Newton, Auckland. There is now no candidate m the field for the constituency referred toi, Mr Rolleston will address the electors of the Halswell district on Friday next m the Halswell schoolroom. Major Harris will contest, the Franklin «eat m the coming election with Major Hamlin, who has already announced himself as a candidate. Major Harris has been asked to stand by n number, of his old supporters m the new electorate of Franklin, and lias been promised a large amount of support. The Lyfctelton Wharf Laborers' Union has resolved unanimously to give the labor vite to Mr John Joyce. Mr E. G. Korr, m compliance with a numerously-signed requisition, hasdecided to again woo the suffrages of the Timaru electors. . The labor party are bringing out Mr A. G. Ansell, of Dobson, m the place of Mr Lomas (who retired) to oppose Mr Reeves lor Jnangshua. ; There is said to be some dissension amongst the labor party as to who shall be brought out as the labor candidate for the Auckland city. : . Mr Joseph Greenwood, a candidate for IJden (Auckland), opposes the property tax, asserting that it hampered industry I and terrified capital, and also ureed retrenchment m the vote for secondary eduoation and economy m the administration of the primary education vote. He favors a land and income tax instead of the property tax, and maintained that a large reduction could be made m public expenditure. I The Rev G. Barclay has been asked to address n meeting m Waimate on the questions of the day, and it is 1 rumoured that lie will be also asked to a|low himself to be nominated as a candidate to represent Waimate m Parliament. Sir Barclay, the " Waimate Times" is informed, has been requisitioned to contest the Timaru seat, but ha* not yet decided on, the, ftyybter.

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THE ELECTION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2548, 20 October 1890

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THE ELECTION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2548, 20 October 1890