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TRIBUTE TO MR LEADLEY.

i 4 INTERESTING "SPECTATOR" ARTICLE. The Hon. G. W. Russell, who so ably represented the Avon electoratefor many years, was defeated by Mr Sullivan alter the unfortunate influenza epidemic, aud many people hare felt that a great injustice was doue in blaming Mr Kussell for his actions as -Minister of Public Health. -Mr Kusseli is proprietor a.nd publisher or me "spectator.," and m «■ suo-icacter of this paper issued on iiHirsday ]ast, the editor says: ''Mr M'. E. LeaaJey, the Guvernment candidate lor Avon, is a son of tue late Hev. !•'. liCadlcy, of Bournemouth, lMigtand. lie came to the Dominion fifteen years ago, and during the whole of that"time has lived m the Ayon electorate. Ho lett jS'ow Zealand with the Main Body, and had three and a half years' active service during the Great 'War, taking part in the lighting in Egypt, Gallipoli and France, lie was' severely wounded in the first Battle of tho Sonime in lDlti and still carries a German shrapnel bullet in his head. Since Mr Leadley's return to the Dominion he has clone a great deal of public work, being a member of the Christchurch City Council and the North Canterbury Hospital Board, in which bodies he holds the position of chairman of the Reserves Committee, and chairman of the Finance Committee respectively. Mr Leadley's work on behalf of the returned soldiers is well and favourably known. 2s» one's record is better. Ho is stdnding as an antiSocialist candidate and is a strong advocate of fusion between the National ahd Reform Parties. .There is no doubt that Mr Lcadley would make an excellent member. Liberals in Avon will ho pleased to find that such valuable support is being given to the antiSocialist candidate. Any doubt as to what active Liberals in Avon should take should be removed by the article quoted. —0

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TRIBUTE TO MR LEADLEY., Press, Volume LXI, Issue 18528, 2 November 1925

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TRIBUTE TO MR LEADLEY. Press, Volume LXI, Issue 18528, 2 November 1925

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