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BAY OF ISLANDS SEAT.

MR. VERNON REED RETURNED.

THIRD TERM IN PARLIAMENT.

[BY TELEGRAPH.OWN CORRESPONDENT.]

KAWAKAWA. Monday. The only candidate for the Bay of Islands scat was Mr. Vernon Herbert Reed, who was declared returned unopposed. He was nominated by Mr. William Stewart, the retiring member, and the chairmen of the Bay of Islands, Whangaroa, Hokianga aJK* Mangonui Counties.

Mr. Reed previously represented the Hay of Islands from 1909 to 1914. At the elections of 1908 and 1911 he was returned as a supporter of Sir Joseph Ward, but in the following year he gave his support to the Reform Party, and was elected with its nomination in 1914. As the result of irregularities under the electoral laws on the part of some of his supporters he was unseated and disqualified for 12 months from entering the House of Representatives. The judgment was delivered in May, 1915, and at the following by-election Mr. William Stewart was returned as a supporter of the Reform Party. The seat was rendered vacant by his resignation a few weeks ago, and Mr. Reed has been returned unopposed in accordance with the agreement between the two principal political parties. Mr. Reed is a native of Auckland, and was born in 1871, being the youngest son of the late Mr. G. M. Reed, the wellknown Auckland journalist. He was educated at the Victoria College, Jersey, Dulwich College, and Melbourne University. For some years he resided in England, and then accepted a position on the literary staff of the Sydney Morning Herald In 1893 Mr. Reed returned to New Zealand, and settled in the Bay of Islands. _ Six years later he was admitted as a solicitor, and in 1904 as a barrister, and has practised his profession at Kawakawa since succeeding his brother, Mr. J. R. Reed, in the latter's legal practice. Mr. Reed was chairman of the North Auckland Railway Commission in 1911. He was appointed a member of the Auckland Land Board in June, 1915.

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BAY OF ISLANDS SEAT., New Zealand Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 16493, 20 March 1917

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BAY OF ISLANDS SEAT. New Zealand Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 16493, 20 March 1917

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