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Labour picks candidates for Ōhāriu, Rongotai

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AAP, Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Sun, 12 Feb 2017, 3:14pm

Labour picks candidates for Ōhāriu, Rongotai

Author
AAP, Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Sun, 12 Feb 2017, 3:14pm

The Labour Party has announced its selection of candidates to stand in the seats of Ōhāriu and Rongotai for this year's General Election.

Former Police Association president Greg O’Connor has been selected for Ohariu, while Wellington city councillor Paul Eagle will contend Rongotai. 

Eagle was the sole nominee to replace Labour MP Annette King after Labour leader Andrew Little decided to stay as a list candidate.

King, the current Labour deputy leader, is staying on in politics on Labour's list.

Party president Nigel Haworth said Greg O'Connor has a unique set of skills and experience and will be an excellent advocate for Ōhāriu, which has been held by United Future leader Peter Dunne since 1984.