Greens decide on two Bay election candidates

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The Green Party's Hawke's Bay candidates for the 2014 general election: Chris Perley (left) and Paul Bailey.
The Green Party's Hawke's Bay candidates for the 2014 general election: Chris Perley (left) and Paul Bailey.

The Green Party in Hawke's Bay has selected its candidates to contest the Napier and Tukituki seats in this year's general election.

Paul Bailey will stand for the party in Napier and Chris Perley will represent the Greens in the race for the Tukituki electorate.

Mr Perley's candidacy was confirmed this week following a contested election process. Two aspirants had put themselves forward for the role: Mr Perley and former regional councillor Liz Remmerswaal.

"It is great to see a contest to be a Green candidate in a Hawke's Bay electorate," the party's local convener, Roy Boonen, said. He was delighted that two "highly qualified applicants" had put their names forward for the seat.

Mr Bailey and Mr Perley both stood, unsuccessfully, for seats on the Hawke's Bay Regional Council in last year's local body elections.

This year will be the second time Mr Bailey has contested a general election after being the Green Party's Napier seat candidate in 2011.

The Greens have picked John Hart to contest the Wairarapa electorate, which includes Waipukurau and the southern boundaries of Hawke's Bay.

A date for the election has not been set.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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