Ōtaki Labour candidates get early call

Nominations have opened early for selecting the Labour Party candidate in the Ōtaki electorate for next year’s general election.

“Nominations for the Labour candidacy for the Ōtaki electorate in the 2017 general election have opened,” Bruce Taylor, spokesperson for the Ōtaki Labour Electorate Committee, said today.

“Labour’s preparation for the 2017 general election is in full swing well ahead of previous elections. The opening of nominations for the first selections of candidates in a number of electorates, including in Ōtaki, has been announced by the party’s Head Office,” he said.

“Labour in Ōtaki is seeking an outstanding candidate to put in front of the voters. The person we select will begin campaigning immediately to win the party vote for Labour and also to send the current National member, Nathan Guy, into retirement.”

At the same time, nominations of candidates for inclusion on the Labour list in 2017 have opened.

Nominations for the Ōtaki candidacy close on 29 April 2016.

Details on the nomination process are available from the Head Office of the Labour Party.

Rob McCann, who stood for the Labour Party in the Ōtaki electorate at the last election, is expected to stand again.

Mr McCann proved a popular choice with voters in 2014 gaining 13,198 votes which was 3655 ahead of the Party vote in the electorate.