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THE QUESTION OF CANDIDATES. PR OH IB ITION"PARTY WANTS L. M. ISITT. The political position regarding the North Christchurch seat, left vacant by the death of Mr T. E. Taylor, has been the subject of a great deal of talk in town to-day. Many names have been mentioned in this connection, but it is safe to say that there will not be more than two' candidates, and the possibility of an uncontested election is freely admitted. Immediate interest centres in the selection of a candidate with tho special work, in which Mr Taylor was actively engaged throughout his political career. Tho names that havo been mentioned here have been those of Messrs Ij- M. Isitt and J. M'Combs. Nothing deiinite was dono in the way of making n. selection until to-day, when both these gentlemen were approached. Mr Isitb bv people intimately concerned in the no-license movement throughout the dominion, Mr M'Combs by Radical electors from the constituency. , , , M'Combs replied that he had already announced his candidature for East* Christchurch at the general election. and during the next few weeks his hands would be full in connection with the Taylor memorial fund, of which lie is honorary secretary. He believed that a candidate would bo forthcoming who would he acceptable to the constituency, and, while he thanked bis friends for the expression of confidence, ho would certainly not stand against Mr L. M. Isitt. Mr Tsitt, it is stated, was urged by the leaders of tho Party at present in Christchurch to consent to nomination, and, as ho had been approached by many friends in _ Christchurch with the same object in view, he agreed to place himself in the hands of the neople of the constituency. The Labour Representation Committee will to-night consider the question of nominating a candidate for the constituency. but there is a strong feeling in Labour circles that Mr Tsitt should not be opposed, and it is considered probable that no Labour candidate will be nominated. No announcement has yet been made in regard to the nomination of a Conservative candidate. Tho name of Mr J. D. Hall is nersisteiitly mentioned, and tho possibility of the nomination of Mr A. S. Taylor is discussed, but there is an obvious lack of definite authority for any of the rumours. 11, [s understood that the action to be taken by the Opposition Party in regard to ihc vacancy will be considered late this afternoon., and that an aui-horitati ,-e announcement on the subject will be made this evening.

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NORTH CHRISTCHURCH., Star, Issue 10219, 31 July 1911

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NORTH CHRISTCHURCH. Star, Issue 10219, 31 July 1911