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PATEA BY-ELECTION.

GOVERNMENT CANDIDATE. HAWEBA'S MAYOR CHOSEN. [BT TELE6BAPH. OWW COKEESPOKBEOT "} NEW PLTMbUTH, Friday. Mr. E. Dixon, Mayor of Hawera, has been selected as the official Reform candidate at the Patea by-election. Mr. Dixon has been Mayor for some time. He is & good platform speaker. This makes three candidates definitely announced, Mr. Dixon {official Government candidate), Colon! McDonald (Reform supporter, -who has come to tie electorate without invitation), and Mr. W. Morrison (official Liberal candidate). Mr. Clutha Mackenzie was prepared to stand, and it is understood that W was next in favour-to Mr. Dixon.. Labour, it is rewill not put forward a candidate, and will support tie Government candidate against the Liberal nominee. It is not expected there will be any more aspirants in' the field. Colonel McDonald's name was before to-day's meeting of Reform supporters, and now that he has not been given official support he may not be prepared to fight the election alone; and split the Government vote. <Jn .that case it would become a clean-cut.; issue between the Government and the Liberal party.. ISSUE OF THE V WRIT [BT TELEGBAPH. —PBESS ASSOdLmoTT.] . . WELLINGTON. Friday. In the House ( of Representatives to-day the Speaker,was authorised to issue a new writ for the Patea seat.

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PATEA BY-ELECTION., New Zealand Herald, Volume LVIII, Issue 17734, 19 March 1921

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PATEA BY-ELECTION. New Zealand Herald, Volume LVIII, Issue 17734, 19 March 1921

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