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MR SULLIVAN FOR MAYORALTY

# DECISION OF LABOUR DELEGATES CANDIDATES selected for MAY ELECTIONS Mr D. G. Sullivan, M.P., the present Mayor of Christchurch, hay been selected to contest the mayoralty for the Labour party in the next municipal elections in May. Both Mr Sullivan and the DeputyMayor (Mr J. K. Archer) were nominated for the seat to the North Canterbury Labour Representation Committee. Each nominee wrote to the committee agreeing to withdraw from the election in iavour Oi 'the other. At the same time it was freelv rumoured that Mr Sulli\an was anxious for a rest from the strenuous work involved _ m the mayoralty dining the last few years. But at a meeting of the executive 0 i the Labour Representation Committee last evening it was decided that in view of the the two nominations should go to the ballot. Consequently the meeting of delegates to the committee and affiliated organisations selecteci Mr Sullivan by ballot. Labour candidates for seats on local bodies were also selected at the same meeting, which was the largest of its kind ever held m the Trades Hall. The ballot resulted as follows: — Candidates for Lyttelton Harbu Board —Messrs H. T. Armstrong, M P E. J. Howard, M.P., G. R. Hunter, G. T. Thurston. There were six nominations for four seats. Candidates for Christchurch City Council—Messrs J. K. Archer, J. b. Barnett, A. J. Beauchamp, 1. 11. Butterfield. Miss M. B. Howard, Messrs H. E. Denton, W. P. Hickey, J. D. Carey. J. W. Roberts, E. Parlane," Mrs E. Parlane, Messrs R. Macfarlane, G. Manning, J. Mathison, A. E. Tongue, and G. T. Thurston. There were 24 nominations for 16 seats. Candidates for North Canterbury Hospital Board —Messrs J. K. Archer, J. S. Barnett, H. E. Denton, Mrs't. Green, Miss M. B. Howard, Messrs G. Manning, and E. Parlane, Mrs E. Parlane and Mrs L. Macfarlane. There were 15 nominaitons for nine seats.

Many New Aspirants In these lists of Labour candidates there are several names new to local'body politics, even if well - known in Labour circles. Of those chosen to contest seats on the City Council, Messrs Archer, Barnett, Butterfield, Mathison and Thurston and Miss Howard at present are councillors. Mr G. Manning, a present member of tlie Christchurch Tramway Board, was formerly on the council and was chairman of the town planning committee for some time Mr E. Parlane is another former councillor, and Messrs Macfarlane and Roberts have also helu council seats in the past. Mr Bcauchamp has contested a city council seat on two previous occasions. Ot the new aspirants for the council, Mr Denton is well-known in the Labour movement; Mr Hickey holds important positions in workers' unions; Mr Carey is a delegate to the Labour Representation Committee for one of the labourers unions and has taken a prominent part in assisting to organise the unemployed workers; Mrs E. Parlane is well-known as a member of the North Canterbury Hospital Board. Mr Tongue has been on the hustings before and contested the last election for the council. Of the four candidates nominated for the Lyttelton Harbour Board Messrs Armstrong and Howard are present members and Mr Howard the present chairman of the board. Mr Thurston is a member of the Christchurch City Council and the Chriffchurch Tramway Board. The new candidate, Mr Hunter, a former member of the City Council, has been prominent in the Labour movement for years and is a keen sportsman. Messrs Archer, Barnett, Mrs Green, and Mrs E. Parlane are sitting members of the Hospital Board who have again been nominated for the election. Miss Howard, Mr Manning, and Mr E. Parlane, a former city councillor, are also well-known in local body politics.

RETIREMENT OF MRS M c COMBS NOMINATION FOR COUNCIL NOT DESIRED A letter announcing her intention not to seek re-election as a councillor was received from Mrs E. R. McCombs, M.P., at the meeting of delegates to the North Canterbury Labour Representation Committee and affiliated organisations last evening. Mrs McCorabs has been a councillor for 14 years, and is at present chairwoman of the electricity committee. Recently she resigned her seat 011 the North Canterbury Hospital Board. In her letter, Mrs McCombs said that she did not desire nomination, expressing the opinion that there must be in the Labour movement a number o.t members who would like the opportunity of serving on local bodies. After 14 years of interesting work she thought that she could well stand aside. "May I express the hope," Mrs McCombs added, "that a fair proportion of women candidates may be selected, since it is more than probable, now that women have established themselves in local body work, that if the Labour party does not offer women candidates, those from other parties will be elected." The withdrawal of Mrs McCombs was received with regret, and it was decided to place on record appreciation of her services as a local body member for Labour. HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBERS REPRESENTATION OF NINE FOR CITY Any doubt which has been felt locally about the promised increase in the city membership on the North Canterbury Hospital Board has been set at rest by an assurance received by the Mayor (Mr D. G. Sullivan, M.P.) from the Minister for Health (the Hon. Sir Alexander Young). The Minister some time ago assured the Christchurch City Council that steps would be taken to see that the representation of city members on the board was increased by one member to nine. But the council received no official advice of

the decision. However, at a meeting of the North Canterbury Labour Representation Committee last evening a telegram was received from Mr Sullivan stating that he had interviewed the Minister and been definitely advised that nine seats would be available on the board for city members. DUNEDIN MAYORALTY MR R. S. BLACK TO STAND (PRSSS ASSOCIATION TILEGEAII.) DUNEDIN, January 31. Mr R. S. Black has acceded to a request that he should contest the Mayoralty at the forthcoming municipal elections.

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MR SULLIVAN FOR MAYORALTY, Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21387, 1 February 1935

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