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THE BYE-ELECTION.

It is considered probable that tlie writ for ' the bye-election will be received this morn- , ,n f ; oUowing upon Mr O. J. Smith's decision i to be a candidate at the approaching bye- ; election, the interest' in matters political has decidedly I«er. a >cd. and the number ; of β-pplicatioins for enrolment has also in- | creased in Volume. j The Registrar of Electors (Mr L. C. j Williams) has had rather a diffi- ; cult problem put to him in con- ' nection with the interpretation of "canraaser" and "canvassing" as prohi- j bited in the Act of last session amending , the Electoral Act. He has been, of course, I unablo to throw any light on the subject, end has only been able to refer enquirers to the wording of the section of tlie Act. Some doubt, appears to exist generally as to the boundaries of the Christ eliureh < electoral district, and. Mr L. C. Williams ; supplies the following information on the ■ mibject:—Tlie electorate of Christ church | includes Christchurch City, Hagley Park, the boroughs of Sydenham and St. Albans, and part of the borough of Limvood, between the East town belt and Stanmore j road,'.the southern boundary of this portion j of the electorate being:—luam street from { Stanmore road to Philip street, along Philip f street to St. Asaph street, thence to the East i belt. I

Mr A. H. Turnbull, it is understood, will t stand in the Liberal interest, but, so far as j can be ascertained at present, it is very improbaKe that he will bo the candidate selected by the Government to receive its support. Whilst approving, generally, of the Government's, policy, Mr Tumbull recognises its impeciections, although if it ' came to a question of the present adminis- j trabion as against a probable administration t ■with Captain Russell, as leader, he would be , found supporting the continuance d the j present Government. j A meeting of Mr G. J. Smith's General , Committee was held in the rooms, corner of Hereford and Manchester streets, last 'night, Mr J. A. Fkwher presiding. A series of afternoon and evening meetings was ar- ' ranged for throughout the electorate. j

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THE BYE-ELECTION., Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 11004, 29 June 1901

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THE BYE-ELECTION. Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 11004, 29 June 1901

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