BAY OF ISLANDS ELECTORATE
MR. STEWART'S RESIGNATION.
(IX TBLEOBAPH.-SPtCI.4lj TO tHR POST.)
1 AUCKLAND, This Day. The member for the Bay of Island*^ (Mr. W. Stewart) decided some months ago to resign his seat in Parliament. He desired td place his resignation in the hands of the Speaker, but was prevailed upon to consent to await the return of the Prime Minister. The delay that has occurred in holding the Imperial Conferehce, however, has made the date of Mr. Massey's return uncertain, and Mr. Stewart states that he considers that it is only just to his constituency to resign now, so that his successor may be able to take his seat at the opening of next session of Parliament.
In his announcement of his resignation to the electors, Mr. Stewart states that on being pressed to contest the vacancy at the by-election in 1915 his decision was necessarily given hurriedly. Very soon he found that to give the attention necessary to the electorate it would practically necessitate abandoning his own private business. Realising this, he deoided to retire from politics. Mf. Stewart, who resides at Kawakawa, did not accompany the Parliamentary party on the" recent tour of his electorate. This gave rise to some comment during the totlr, but it is stated that the circumstance was due to a "misunderstanding regarding the question of an invitation.
Mr. Vernon Reed, former member for tho district, is announced as a candidate.
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BAY OF ISLANDS ELECTORATE, Evening Post, Volume XCIII, Issue 56, 6 March 1917
BAY OF ISLANDS ELECTORATE Evening Post, Volume XCIII, Issue 56, 6 March 1917
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