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NEW PARLIAMENTARIANS.

THEIR CAREERS OUTLINED. BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS. Brief biographies of new members to tu:e House of Representatives are givsn below. COLONTJL ALLAN BELL. The Independent Progressive member for the Bay of Islands seat Colonel 1 \lian Bell,* a forceful personality, w.-.o has rapidly made his presence felt since he OTUgraWd to the Sort* from tU* Auckland district.. He began his mikitarv career in South Africa, in 1896, serving in the Matabele and Boer wars. He returned to New Zealand to 1902, and was selected to command the 4th ! (Waikato) Mounted Rifles, and rose to ! the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He is I keenly interested in military training, iarrd was prominentily connected with the Xew Zealand National League of Defence. Colonel Bell wae prominently con«-rned with the advertising of the district round about Kaitaia, and the ; North generally has no more consistent '■ supporter. As an instance of tfte feeling that is felt towards him it may be mentioned that the requisition asking him to come out for tihe Bay of Islands j seat was signed by over a thousand electors. MR. A. J. MURDOCH. Mr. James Alfred Murdoch (Independent Progressive), tibe new member for Mareden, who is 45 years of age. comca of a family that is highly esteemed in the Xor-th, tods father bean? the first station master at Hikumngi. Mr. Murdoch was a echool teadhier under the Education Department for many years. bei-ng stationed at Ruakaka far 28 years and while in that district he took a ■prominent part in the agitation foT the prosecution of th* Waipu branch railJ way. A fter leaving the teaching profession Mr. Murdoch went in for farmi in? successfully. Among other offices 'held by Mr. Murdoch, is that of secretary of the Waipu-Ruakaka. Railway ! League, and he is also a progressive J member of the Wliangarei Chambex of ■ Commerce. He is a keen sportsman. I This ie the second election he has con- ! tested. At the last election he was only just defeated by. Mr. F. Mander. MR. P. DE LA PERRBLLE. air. P. de la Perrelle, the Liberal elect of Awarua, has turned the tables on Mr. A. Hamilton, who signally defeated Sir Joseph Ward in 1010. Mr. Perrelle early engaged in newspaper business, purchasing the "Lake County Press" at the age of twenty-one. From the time he took over the paper he closely identified himself with the progress of the Lakes District, both in regard to the fostering and development of the agricultural and mining industries. He also took an active part in public bodies, and ■was a member of most of the local associations. In 1912 he purchased the "Winton Record" -irom Mr. W. A. Saunders. Very coon ;his activities in the interests of Winlpn and district wfere evident. He was one of the promoters of the Winton A. and P. Association, from which emerged the Winton Experimental Farm. jHe is a member Jof the Southland Education Board, and for the past two years was its chairman. He is also a member of the Awarua Licensing Bench, and has continuously identified himself with the progress of Southland. IDR. J. C. ROiLLESrOiN. Mr. J. C. Rolleeton (Waitonio), the Reform member for Waitomo, is 44 years of age, and was born in South Canterbury. He is a eon of the late Hon. WUliaim Rolleston, first Minister of Lands in the Atkinson Government. After completing his education at Christ's College, Chrietchuroh, he followed farming pursuits until the outbreak of war, when he enlisted in the main body as a trooper in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and saw considerable service in Gallipoli, where he was severely wounded, and in Palestine. On his return to New Zealand he spent ■some time in the office of Tripp and Rolleston, a Timaru legal firm. At present he is working a bush farm in the |Rangitoto district, and still has to dejpend on a pack horse for the conveyance of stares, etc., for a distance of I five miles from hi* house to the road. I This is his first entry into the politfcal arena. He i s a brother of Mr. F. J. Rolleston, Mayor of Timaru, the Reform member for that electorate. MR. W. J. G-IRiLIXG. Mr. W. J. Girling, the Reform member for Wairau, was born at Blenheim in ISB2, and is the only son of the late Mr. v\. B. Girling, one of the pioneer business men of the Wairau, who landed from England at Kelson in 1872, and almost immediately went to Blenheim, where he founded t«he dTapery business now controlled by his son. *He is a good all-round sportsman, and finds a particular interest in rowing, in which sport he has taken part consistently for the last 25 years. He won 'his coat in the champion fours some yeaTs and was for some time captain of the I Blenheim Rowing Clivb. At tennis Mr. i Girling is one of Maryborough's most ; prominent players, and he is also to be found prominently interested in half a dozen other sports. MB. ROBERT McKEEN". Mr. Robert MeKeen, the Labour member for the Wellington South sea.t, has oeien prominent in Labour e ; rd»s n Xew Zealand for some consijJrabVe j time and although «hife i s the first time he has sought Parliamentary honours, ;he .has taken part in municipal elections as a representative of his party, and :in that connection uneuccessfullv conCo^ncii a S6 £S ° n the W «mn*ton City .council. Before coming to the Do £° movement far some time MR. J. A. LEE. Labour banner it .i i. , lv^ r ult - laoi i, u *"" er - A t the by-election in 19-1 he contested the Auckland East seat agamst Mr. Clutha Mackenzie, who scored a narrow victory, and this rear he i» agam Labour , * representative.' Mr £ v " a . Da « Ye ° f Dunedin - a»d came to Auckland after the war. While with the >c* Zealand Expeditionary Force he served his country with distinction, being awarded the D.C.M. He, like his opponent, suffered a severe disability Having lost his arm at Messines,

MR. FREDERICK LYE. ~~ for Waikato? a" seat SttM?£ Mr. A who wag elected fj?& new electorate, Hamilton, BG, hLs* unsuccessfully contested the StaTS? Mr. Lye is farming near GuSL!?* , having formerly followed Uwim^** , euit in Taranaki. He hae wf? ** Waikato for five or six W^i* , terested himself largely in especially those connected withfcS^ , He was a leadr of tltf ftwaT3?t overthrew the old " bridge Co-operative Dairy ing an agitation of twb he was himself elected Cambridge district he i, ■«• man of sound judgment. MR. W. J. JORDAIT q M v* T' J, T Jordan (Lab -»' wh '<> replica Sir trederic Lang for the ManukaugMt is a Kent man, and arrived in New & land in 1904.. since when he has workS .n bush and town. For some yean fc was in business in Wanganui, and while there wa.« a strong supporter of the party of which Mr. Veitch is preJC Coming >>orth to >ganiawahui he became a member of the Town Board occupying the seat until he enlisted in February, 1917. Severely wounded in France in April, 1918, he wag appointed to the educational staff of the N.Z.EJ and had clftrge of a department at Sling Camp. He unsuccessfully contested the Manukau seat in 1919. HOX. D. BUDDO. The Hon. D. Buddo, who is'in the le»d for the Kaiapoi seat, s6n of an Indian Army surgeon, was born in Edinburgh in the fifties, coming to New Zealand in lits twenty-first year. He began hie public life on public bodies. He entered Parliament in 1893, defeating, the Hon. R. Moore for the Kaiapoi seat by 85 votes. He represented Kaiapoi for 23 years, but lost the seat in 1919, when Mr. D. Jones was the successful candidate. Mr. Buddo entered Parliament as a strong sunnorter of the Liberal party. His loyalty to the party never has wavered. For three years from 1909 to 1912, he was Minister of Internal Affairs, Mis-is-ter of Public Health, and Minister ia Charge of Industries and Commerce in the Liberal Government under Sir Joseph Ward. MR. F. J. RODLESTOX. Mr. F. J. Rolleston, the Govenuneat. member for Tima.ru, was bom in , 1873 Linwood, Christehurch. He gradtoted Bachelor of Arte in the New Zealand University in 1895, and Bachelor of Laiws in 1897. He was admitted as a baxrister and solicitor of -the Supreme Court in 189T, and followed tee \epX profession in Wellington till 1900, when he went to Timaru, joining Mr. C. H. Tripp in the legp.l business wWca'hw ■ever since been carried on in partusship under the style of Tripp and'Bdleston. In 1905 -he unsuccessfully fontested the Timaru seat against Sir William Hall- J ones. He was elected to the Timaru Harbour Board in i9Q7, became obaiirnran in 1912, and still ocrapies that position. At present he - is Mayor of Timaru. MIR. E. A. RANSOME. Mr. E. A. Ransom, the Liberal-Labour representative of Pahiatua, is •_ New Zealander, 34 years of age. A native of his electorate, Mr. Ranaome has followed there various industrial pursuits, and has always been a prominent man. He was the first president of the Dannevirke Chamber of Commerce, and nine jean as Mayor. Mr.- Raneome has taken an active "nari in the field of- sport, having represented his town in football, tenuis. and bowling. He is at present eegiged in farming pursuits. ( MR, H. T. ARMSTRONG. Mr. H. T. Armstrong, the Labonr member fo-r Christcthurch East, w*a bora at Bulls, North Island, in 1875. When he was a young mam he wee president of the * Waiihi Miners aw Workers' Union, at that time the fagea orgU'ncGa.tio.n of its kind in Sew Ze*l»n& He waa vice-president of the first N<* Zealand Federation of Mine*, flnrt vice-president of tihe X©w Zealand Federation of Labour, general secretary of tihe West Coast Warfare , Union (a position he Ihield for fi« years), and vice-president of the Sew Zealand Labour Party. In 1919 hi was appointed to hie present position, .-■p?rotaiy of the Chirietchurch TMmwa? , Employees' Union. H-β as at preJMt » member of the OhristcJmrch City Conn , cil, and wtiier bodies there, ~STR. A. L. MONTEITH. Mr. A. L. Monteith, the Labour member for WellTisrton East, was bora »* Woodville in 1886. His father, Mr. C. P. Montei.th, was well-known in the Hawke's Bay district. In 1915 he wae appointed to the secretaryship of «" Wellington Storemen's Union. *&. Monteitli is to-day secretaxy of tie Kew Zealand Tramways Employees' Federation. .He 'has sp:nt many years in. W Labour movement and b an mmhuHw ■number of tfc-e Xew ZeaSand Labour party. At the last peiieral electioa 1* contested the Wellington East seat and was runner-up to Dr. Newman in * three-cornered fight.

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NEW PARLIAMENTARIANS., Auckland Star, Volume LIII, Issue 291, 8 December 1922

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