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Mr VV. B. Perceval announces himself as a candidate for Christchurch. Mr Loughrey has declined a requisition to stand for Heathcote. Mr George W. Russell announces himself for that district. He is an opponent of the present Government Efforts are being made td induce Mr E. Richardson to also contest Heathcote. A requisition is being signed asking Mr G. G. Stead to contest Avon. Mr W. L. Rees announces that he will contest Auckland city. Mr Balldnce is expected to have a hard fight for Wanganui. Mr McLean, a labor candidate for Weir lington, addressed the electors last night. He pronounced against the Government; and received a rote of thanks and confidence. Mr Vincent Pyke, while confident of being returned, expects a keen fight for Mount Ida. Mr Izard addressed the Hutt ejectors at L^wer Hutt last night. He opposed the cheese-paring policy of last session, as it had a disorganising effect on the Civil Service. He supported the present education_ system, and favored raising the ! minimum school age to 6or 7 years. He would support a small loan to open up Crown lands, and favored the Crown selling land on the perpetual lease system, which could be converted into freehold. He wished absentees should be asked to pay higher Property Tax, but would not support any alteration m the incidence of taxation, and strongly disapproved of borrowing. He was opposed to the franchise being extended to women; A vote of thanks was accorded.

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THE ELECTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890

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THE ELECTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890

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