We reviewed this contest with the. result that, weighing the pros and cons of the candidates in the field, Mr David Goldie had the strongest claim to the support of the electors. "With regard to the insinuations that have been made against Mr Goldie during this contest, we have carefully investigated them, to the extent even of examining his books from the first day Mr Goldie entered into business, and we are in a position to give the slanders an unqualified denial. We repeat our conviction that there is no more upright man in Auckland, no man whose public or private character will bear closer scrutiny than that of Mr Goldie, and these unworthy attempts to injure his candidature will excite sympathy and increase his majority. No man with any selfrespect could rest quietly under such imputations, and Mr Goldie, without adopting any vindictive measures, has taken such legal steps as are necessary to give himself the opportunity of clearing his character. But the electors of Auckland West need have no hesitation in returning their verdict on Monday. Mr Goldie's action in the City Council, the Education Board,and the Hospitals and Charitable Aid Board affords a practical guarantee that the policy he will pursue in the higher sphere of Parliament will be directed towards the curtailment of expenditure, the exposure of jobbery, and the lessening of taxation, which is being increased year after year. We want some members who have had experience in the working of oui local governing institutions, and no man has better credentials in this respect than Mr David Goldie. He is also able to speak from experience upon industrial questions, is a consistent advocate of tariff assistance to local industry, and can do good work on behalf of the industrial interests of the colony. He appears to us in every respect the best-qualified man of the three in the field, and for that reason we give the name of Mr Daved Goldie as the right man for Auckland West.
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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 224, 24 September 1887
AUCKLAND WEST. Auckland Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 224, 24 September 1887
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