MR. H. P. BURTON CHOSEN
Mr. IT. P. Burton, a member of the Auckland City Council, has been selected to contest Auckland East at the forthcoming election in the interests of the National Political Federation. The Auckland East branch of the party met last evening and unanimously decided to support Mr. Burton. Mr. F. W. Schramm, Labour, L> the sitting
member. - At the last general election Mr. Burton contested Auckland East as a Coalition Reform candidate. The voting was: F. W. Schramm (Labour), 3593; H. P. Burton (Reform), 225(5; W. H. Horton (United), 17.34; Miss E. Melville, 1002; J. A. Arthur (Independent), 439. Mr. Burton has been a member of the City Council since 1929 and was chairman of the works committee for four years. He is a, member of the Auckland Metropolitan Milk Council. WAITEMATA. A meeting of supporters of the Coalition Government at Northcote last night was addressed by the National Political Federation organiser, Mr. J. S. Withers. Mr. E. A. Walton presided. Mr. Withers stated that meetings were boing arranged throughout the Waitematii electorate for the purpose of providing the machinery for the early selec tion of the Coalition candidate. Messrs. F. J. MacKay, T. E. Hobbs, J. P. Anderson and C. H. Johnston were elected a committee, with Mr. C. Roberts as secretary. The election of three representatives to tho central executive was deferred. MR. MacGREGOR'S RECORD. iT>y Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) WHANGAEEI, this day. The news that Mr. Alexander MacOregor is likely to stand for the Waitematu seat as a Nationalist at the forthcoming election has aroused great interest in Wliangarei. Mr. MacGregor was headmaster of the Wliangarei school for a number of years and is exceedingly popular in the district. He came from the Devonport school to Wliangarei. and it was not long before ho had gained the confidence of both pupils and parents. He did not confine his activities to the school, but took a prominent part in various schemes for the improvement of the town. Mr. MacGregor was well known in sporting circles. As president of the Whangarei Rugby Union be did splendid work. ITe was also one of the founders of the Whangarei Boxing Association, while he was interested in various other sporting associations during his residence in Whangarei. Mr. MacGregor has frequently been asked to stand for Parliament, but he has always refused because he has had so much other work to occupy his time. He has been 42 years in the Public Service.
A meeting of supporters of tho National Political Federation wae held at Te A tat ii last evening. Mr. R. H. Moor presided. A working committee for the district was set up and Messrs. R. IT. Moor and R. G. Blennerhaesett were appointed to act as delegates to the. selection ballot conference. ACTIVITY IN ROTORUA. CANDIDATES ORGANISING. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) ROTORUA, this day. There is considerable activity in all political camps in the Rotorua electorate at present. Following the first shots in the campaign of the Nationalist candidate, Mr. C. H. Clinkard, M.P., fired by the Hon. Adam Hamilton on Monday night, Mr. H. H. D. Wiley, organiser of the National Political Federation, has commenced the organisation of Mr. Clinkard's campaign.
The Labour candidate, Mr. A. F. Moneur, in company with Mr. W. Nash, M.P., president of the Labour party, has been travelling through the Matamata section of the electorate addressing meetings, and he contemplated beginning his own series of addresses at an early date. Messrs. R. Semple, M. J. Savage and R. McKean have already addressed meetings in the electorate in support of Mr. Moncur.
Mr. F. W. Doidge, Independent candidate, appears to have retained the support of many Democrat sympathisers, and last evening formed a strong executive committee to undertake preliminary organisation.
Mr. H. H. Corbin, Democrat candidate, is expected to commence his organisation shortly. No statement has yet been made by the Country party candidate, Mr. D. R. F. Campbell, as to whether he proposes to accede to a request to withdraw from the contest in favour of Mr. Doidge, but it is understood that it is unlikely that he will do so. In connection with the Auckland statement that Mr. Corbin was requested to stand in the Democrat interest by Mr. F. S. Parlane, of Rotorua, Mr. Parlane yesterday issued a statement denying that he asked Mr. Corbin to stand, although ho admitted lie interviewed him together with several other possible candidates, at the request of the Democrat organiser, Mr. 11. C. Baulf.
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POLITICAL CANDIDATES, Auckland Star, Volume LXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1935
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