MR. ENDEAN'S SELECTION
(Special to "The Evening Post.")
AUCKLAND, This Day.
Tho selection of Mr. \V. P. Endean as tho candidate to carry the Beform Party's banner at the Parnell by-elec-tion on 7th-May is regarded with satisfaction in Beform circles.
There were So delgates present at the meeting at which Mr. Endean was chosen. The other nominees were Messrs. H. B. Jenkins, who resigned the Parncll seat after assuming tho role of an Independent, because of his dissatisfaction with the United Party and then joined tho Beform League; Mr. B. Glover-Clark, former , United Party organiser in Auckland; and Mr. J. S, Diekson, who for seventeen years represented Parnell in Parliament as a Beform member.
Mr. J. B. Paterson was elected to the chair. Mr. A. M. Samuel, M.P., representing tlxo Reform Party in Parliament, and Mr. J?. 11,I1, Uockly, representirfg the divisional executive,.briefly addressed tho delegates on matters affecting the party.
A motion was carried unanimously expressing continued confidence in the Beform Party, and assuring the Leader, the Eight Hon. J. G. Coates, of the loyal support of the conference.
The opinion was also expressed by resolution that adequato publicity had been given to all meetings called to select delegates, and that sufficient notice had also been given to enable any person desirous of standing for selection to do so.
Finally tho delegates pledged themselves to abide by tho decision of the conference arid loyally to support tho selected candidate.
Ten minutes were allowed each nominee to address the meeting, and questions were subsequently asked. Then nominees withdrew from the room while the voting was conducted.
A friendly spirit prevailed among the aspirants, who jokingly discussed their prospects outside while their fates were being resolved within. Vigorous applauso in tho hall at last ended the period of suspense, and tho four nominees were recalled.
Mr. Endean was hurriedly notified of his succe-ss, and ho received the handshakes of tho other- aspirants as they filed Back into the hall.
Mr. Endean thanked the meeting for tho honour conferred on him, and gave an assurance that nothing wdVild be lacking on his part to ensure Eeform's success at the poll.
The other nominees again congratulated Mr. Endean, Mr. Dickson saying: "I hope you will have as long a run in Parliament as I had."
Interviewed subsequently, Mr. Endean expressed his pleasure at receiving the official endorsement, and added that he intended to "put his best foot forward to win back the seat for Beforni."
Mr. Jenkins said that he had no regrets. He was satisfied the selection had been made in a perfectly democratic way, and ho was fully prepared to abide by that decision. He did not contemplate entering politics again.
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MR. ENDEAN'S SELECTION, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 87, 12 April 1930
MR. ENDEAN'S SELECTION Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 87, 12 April 1930
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