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THE ELECTIONS

;-,!!; Si PLY'S C.\ .\ D! OATl'Ulv .\ '•: the supporter.- of Mr T. K. Si.lev. M.l'., v. it" i.-'s. «■ kit: -_r le-election for Dun'edin South in the Liberal imerest. was imld i:i the South liuuciiu Town Hall Lut likdii. -in.l v.".".: attended by tome 50 clc-tofj. Mr -I. -f. Marlov . v. ho presided. mihl the (ampaien would he t'oU\:ht between th., I.ovenunent ami tit-' Liberal parties. Th-re ink-lit. ho a. thir<l parly -th- Labor nam --but ho rook it tun' in. ;r interests would v )t . those (if t-'i"- Libera! party, for hj» ihdU'lu that th- Labor party of to- ■\;<\- vc-ni-i lii the Liberal partv of five years, h-ii'-e. The Libe-al and Labor parties hail • 11^ ■-1'i■ ■ ■'l that l hey wmM not take part in a triangular Contest, and :n ai'ow a. man to ;;■! in who did not represent a. majority of the peop'e. It was certain, if the diswi as were split up, that in many • ascs tin- candidate who tenivsentid a Yuinomv of the electors wmi'd he ti -turned. So far as the Dunedin South seat was eoie'erned. he did not s-o any iii-cisinii to v.orry. He h.ad b;"cn associated with ('!•:•< lions in the constituency .since 1896. and from then until the. present time they had had only two repiesentatives -Mi' A. Morrison, a Labor man. and Mr Sidey, a Liberal. He was pleased to know that the Labor party were not L'oinsi to put up a • andidat". and it the two parties fou;;ht shoulder to shoulder, hj? would have no doubt whatever of the issue. It behoved c\ cry Labor man in the constituency to make certain hi the Dunedin South Seat. So far as the other s-eats were eoncorned. ire thought that Dun-din would "how itscit trite to Liberalism. (Applause. I Mr R. !!. Douglas, the *• on. tnry of tire Dunedin taa.neh of the Liberal League, itt the course of ids remarks, said that the Labor party had endorsed the candidature of Mr Sidey, and did not intend to nominate another man. This decision had not been eorne to without du° thought, and lie was thoroughly confident that Mr Sidey ■would be returned with at least ns big a majority as he had fir years a:,-o. It. wa.3 unanimously decided that those present form themselves into a committee to promote Mr Sidey's interests, and tho meeting then went into cgmmitteo to make th* preliminary arrangements in connection with the campaign. Mr A. 11. Hindimrsh. the sitting member, has been selected as the Labor -candidate for Wellington South, and Mr F. T. Moore has been selected on behalf of Labor for the Wellington Subuibs seat. Mr William Skinner has definitely announced his candidature I'm- the 'Vaitaki seat in the. Liberal in.teJ»*U* /

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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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