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LABOUR PARTY'S PLANS

EXECUTIVE TO DECIDE A SECOND NOMINEE (By Telegraph.) (Special to "The Evening Post.") AUCKLAND, This Day. The most interesting development iv the Parnoll by-election situation yesterday was the decision of Mr. T. Bloodworth to consent to nomination for selection as the official Labour candidate. Already Mr. J. W. Yarnall, who carried the Labour banner in Parnell at the last General Election, has announced that ho is an aspirawt for official endorsement, but the indications are that Mr. BJoodworth will be selected. Another man well known in tho local Labour movement, Mr. E. J. Phelan, was also approached with a view of nomination, but he has declined. Although for many years prominent in local politics, Mr. Bloodworth-has only once previously striven to enter the House of Representatives. That was in 1919, when ho was the official Labour candidate for Parnell. Tho voting was. J. S. Dickson (Reform), 5706; T. Bloodworth (Labour), 2287; Mrs. R. L. Baume (Liberal), 1026. LABOUR COMMITTEE MEETS. The Labour Representation Committee mot last evening to discuss its plan of campaign. It was decided to endorse the reeommciidation of the executive to call for nominations for candidates from all branches and . affiliated unions, closing at 4 o 'clock on Monday. Mr. M. J. Savage, Deputy-Leader of tho Parliamentary Labour Party, who has been appointed organiser of the Labour campaign, stated last evening that nominations would be forwarded to the National Executive in Wellington to select an ofiicial candidate. "The time is short, and it would take too -long if the usual procedure were followed by which a ballot is conducted," said Mr. Savage. Official secrecy is being maintained regarding xthe Labour nominations expected, and it was stated that the practice was to announce- only'the name of the successful nominee. The chairman of the United Party executive (Mr. J. Trevethick) said last night that iv all probability a decision regarding tho official candidato would be arrived at after a ■■meeting of the Auckland Provincial Executive to-day. As arrangements for choosing the official candidate by a conference of delegates are now under way, Reform Party activities are being concentrated on organising for tire contest. Inquiry at the party headquarters brought a reply that no further developments regarding candidates had occurred. MR. DICKSOr NOT CERTAIN. "A great many people want me to stand in any case, and many want me to consent to go to a selection ballot, but I have not made up my mind cither way yet," said Mr. J. S. Dickson, Reform member for Parnell from 1911 to 1928, when asked last night to define his attitude. In the event of Mr. Dickson allowing his name to go to the ballot his claims will bo considered in conjunction with those of Mr. A. J. Burrows and Mr. H. R. Jenkins. The former lias submitted his nomination and Mr. Jenkins has intimated Ms willingness to be bound by the constitution of the Reform Party. Mr. W. C. Hewitt, who stated early in the week that he would stand as a Liberal-Labour candidate, is still absent from the city, so that his present relationship with the United Party, under tho banner of which he contested the Auckland Central seat in 1928, remains to be determined. However, it is believed that Mr. Hewitt is firm in his intention to go to the poll on tho terms of his original declaration.

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LABOUR PARTY'S PLANS, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 74, 28 March 1930

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