THE CITY COUNCIL VACANCY.
THREE CITIZENS NOMINATED.
At noon.,ta-day,.thej.time ;expired during which citizens could, be nominated as candidates 'for the] extraordinary vacancy on the Auckland' City Council. The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Mr. A':'M. Myersfrom the-Mayor-ol office,- and the filling of the chair from the •ranks, of "the Council by the election of Mr. C. Grey. .. •
The general election of Municipal Councils must in about five- weeks', time, so it was hoped-in many quarters that there would-not be more than one nomination in' order that the City might be spared the expense of- a' small byelection when the annual election was so near at hand. The Citizens' League even passed resolutions to work and to solicit the co-operation of others to this end. ', ..'-'..-•'..
- However, the Returning Officer (Mr. Ussher) announced this afternoon that there had been three persons nominated. The .-three "are-.—Messrs. George JDay>i Patrick Joseph Nerheny, and William Augustus Thompson.
"Not any of the three nominees .has ever sat on the City Council. The election will be held on the 24th. inst.;,
The, Act prescribes that the mirnicipffl. election shall be held on the last Wednesday ,-in;. April—this year, April 2s— so the elected Councillor will have but a short term ,of office. , A keen • contest is anticipated.. All the candidates for the extraordinary vacancy are citizens of long residence in Auckland.
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