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LABOUR'S CANDIDATES

J."W. MlfJ-fiBO (Dunodin 2Coi*tti).

Mr, J. W, Munro, who won the Dunedln North- seat for Labour at th« byelection in June, last, on tho death of i Mr. 33: KeU-M.t,,„S aa old campaigner la the Labfear movement. He first stood "against ths iato 3. A. Miilw for iDun,- , edin ¥/est in 13f08, and again for the same constituency in 1911 against the late J. A. Miller ai&a tho late H. D. Bedford. In iftA lis waß again selected as tho Labour candidate against 0. Stathaiu for Dunedia Central, 'whlcji he wok, but the eleotioi. waa: upset through tho sp.-called mistakes of a poll clerk, the el action being held : ovor again in February, 1815, Mr. Stat-; ham winning at the second trial. He j was again the selection for Labour [ for Central in I&19, being beaten again by Mr. C. Statham. Six trials before he got there io not a bad record; The movement has every confidence that ho will stick v/here ho is and , win for Labour once more at the coming election. Mr. Munro has been, and is a good old stalwart. Born, at Roslyn, Dunedin, in 18% Of Scots parents, which no doubt accounts for his sticking abilities, a baker by trade, tho following are some of the positions he held in the Labour movz- ' ment: President of the Bakers' * Union; President, Woollen Mills ' Workers; Vice-President, Tailoresses; ' President, Political Labour League;. ' President, Social Democratic Party; J President, Socialist. Parly; and Vice- ' President, Trades and Labour 'Coun-, ■ 'oil.- - | ! [ ■-...* •*.-.*. * * | j. BTEr2-.-3XSv(C]'-almerß). ''"-jj '.Joseph Stephens, Labour candidate! for Chalmers, was ; .©orn at Queens-.]: town 36 years ago. His' father was aj gold miner, who settled at the head of j Lake Wakatipu. When the subject -of j F this notice- left school ho followed for *, a while mining, road contracting, and f " agricultural work. When 20 years of p age he commenced farming in the .j River.-'vale district v/here he resided. until May last, In 1914 he stood { . against "Sir Waiiaoi. Fraser for Wakst- j g lipu, when, though defeated, he polled ~ nearly two thousand votes. He was a £ member of tU*> United Labour Party 0 when it'was first formed, and has!* ben a regular member of the Labour Party for 'many years. A g practical ■ farmer and a desp thinker, j. Mr. Stephens, is an ideal candidate for «. an electorate: which now takes in a | } very considerable agricultural area. With a good platform presence and easy delivery, he has already made so many converts to the cause that success seems assured. If elected. Par-. .. iiament will'be tho kotter for his thor- . ovigh and sterling qualities. .; # * «■ * V T. BJS.mm.iE (Gisborne). .* Before corning to New Zealand, Mr, «', T; Brindlo, whose chances in Gisbrne local .comrades consider to be rosy, * was an active .LL.P&er in Manchester. His life in tho • Dom--mion has been wholly devoted to 'tho Labour .move- n ment both in Trades. Unionism and ! . r Socialist agitation. He was gaoled '.„■ by the Massey Government in 191G for j opposing -conscviptioji,-'. Up till recent- / ly he was Vice-President of the Wei- ' iington Waterside V/orkers' Union, . and is now conducting the Clarte Jj, Bookshop, whence issues piles of the ' literature that enlightens. Mr. Brin- r cllo's achievement in Gi-_.borne in 1919 J where, although a complete stranger: and with only a fortnight to conduct.; „ his campaign, he polled nearly 2500 votes, was one of the most pleasur-< ablo results ia New Zealand, Xf Gis-j borne decides to substitute him for! Mr. Lysnar, it will have nothing to regret, and Parliament will bo much r? more useful to the common people. \?

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LABOUR'S CANDIDATES, Maoriland Worker, Volume 12, Issue 299, 22 November 1922

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LABOUR'S CANDIDATES Maoriland Worker, Volume 12, Issue 299, 22 November 1922

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