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BAY OF ISLANDS ELECTION.

MR. VERNON REED RETURNED UNOPPOSED. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) KAWAKAWA, this day Mr. Vernon H. Reed has been returned unopposed for the Bay of Islands electorate. •Mr. Vernon H. Reed, who was born at Auckland in IS7I, and was educated at Victoria College .(Jersey), Dulwica College (London), and" Sydney University, entered Parliament as member for the Bay of Islands in 190S, and was reelected in 1911, being returned on both occasions as a Liberal, with pronounced freehold opinions. After the 1911 elections he decided, however, to cast in his lot with *he Reform party to oust the Mackenzie Administration from power, and was returned as a supporter of the Reform Government at the 1914 elections. As the result of election irregularities on the part of some of his sapporters 'he was unseated and disqualified for a period of twelve months from reentering the House of Representatives, and at the by-election which followed Mr. AY. Stewart was returned in the Reform interests, and continued to hold the seat till his resignation; a week or •two ago. Mr. Reed, who is now returned again unopposed in accordance with the war agreement between the two big political parties, had many sympathisers in the North when the Court declared his election void, as- it was generally considered that he "*** the victim of excessive zeal on the I**!' of a certain section of his support** __

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BAY OF ISLANDS ELECTION., Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 67, 19 March 1917

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BAY OF ISLANDS ELECTION. Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 67, 19 March 1917

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