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KAIAPOI ELECTION.

,The election of a. .member for the Provincial Council for the borough of Kaiapoi took, place at!; the Cojirfc-house : there, yesterday, at noon. There were about fifty electors present. - i: No : opposition being offered, Mr Joynt was elected, the whole proceedifigsi occupying only ten minutes. Dγ Donald, the Returning Officer, read the .writissuedyby -his Honor the Superintenden.t :forthe election of one member, rior Josiah IBirch, resigned. He then asked for the nomination of candidates to be made.. '. Dγ Dudley said, he had greaV pleasure in proposing a candidate to represent KaiapoiMi the room, of Mr Bhch, namely, Mr-Thomas 1 I. Joynt, of Christchurch, who, as he had told them last evqning r was well known to; the electors of Kaiapoi, and in this respect; had a great any other gen- i tlenian who might'havßcome forward, and who: might also have been a non-resident in thei -town. < It was'indeed a pity they, could, get ytto one in Kaiapoi to represent them, but the 1 energy, tact, and ability shown by Mr Joynt "in his addles-last night was enough to show the electors. • that he would represent them fairly. His address was a discreet and pru►dent one, and frem hie tenor he believed the gentleman now proposed would serve their interests vre.U and do them good. The only •objection laieed against him was his having no interest ia the town, but he would remind them that Mr Joynt had a considerable professional business in the town, from the faelj that they often saw, him in the place where they were met, —at least once a week. It had been remarked that Mr Joynt came to Kaiapoi very sharply; so as to get the field v before Anyone else. He wished to. corrobo- ' .rate the fact that on his first arrival he came to hia (the speaker's) house to ask him if it •was' true he intended allowing himself to be put in nomination. On his ■ declining, Mr ■Joynt then began his canvass. He would not further detain them, but simply conclude by proposing "Mr. Thomas Ingham .Toynt as a fit and proper person to represent jjaiapoi in the Provincial Council." William Nobman begged to second the nomination. • < "So candidate being nominated, the Officer declared Mr Joynt duly Elected. ... IIrJoYNT s»id he thanked the electors -Tery much indeed for the position in which - they had placed hint* If they had heard his sddresslast night he thought they would not require to hear him at any length this morning. The lessi promises he made, in his • opinion the better perhaps, unless *he could reee his way clearly to carrying out their fulfilmeut. [Hear, hear.} He might, by promises, raise expectation he would not be able to perfornu , If the electors would assist ~Mm and strengthen liis hands it would be .-.smly a pleasure to serve their interests! in 'every respect. He should, take the opportunity of consulting them as occasions might lequire, and were a good understanding to «xist between them and their representative, there was no doubt in his mind but that ."i Kaiapoi would not be behind other places in , its representation. He begged again to thank them. [Cheers/} _ v* vMrJorcrr proposed, Mr Woodpoed seconded a rpte of thanks to the Beturning Officer, and the proceedings ended.. • "

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KAIAPOI ELECTION., Press, Volume XVIII, Issue 2534, 15 June 1871

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KAIAPOI ELECTION. Press, Volume XVIII, Issue 2534, 15 June 1871

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