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DUNEDIN CENTRAL

MK MUNRO'S STATUS. Mr R. Breen (secretary of the Dunedin 1? olvtAcal. C.'oxiiTYii'ttee,) forwarded tho following telegram to tho Right Hon. W. F. Massey on Monday last: Prime Minister, Wellington. Dunedin Political Labor Representation Committee respectfully urge you exorcise power conferred tinder section 237 Legislature Act, and declare Mr Monro's election for Dunedin Central valid. Consider extraordinary circumstances amply justify yon acting tinder this section. 'Che following reply was received by Mr Breen last evening; Your telegram received. lam advised that the matter to which yon refer does not come within scope of section 237 of Legislature Act.—lV. F. Massey. Section 237 of the Legislature Act, 1908, reads as follows:—“ Where any accidental or unavoidable impediment, misfeasance, or omission happens, the Governor-in-Council may taLe such measures as are necessary for removing or rectifying the same, or may postpone the. day on which any electoral roll is to come into force, or may declare any such roll valid, or may declare any or all the procodings at or about any election valid, notwithstanding such impediment, misfeasance, or omission.'’

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DUNEDIN CENTRAL, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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DUNEDIN CENTRAL Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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