Gilmore returns

February 16th, 2013 at 7:49 am by David Farrar

The Electoral Commission has announced:

The Electoral Commission has declared from Wellington to be elected to Parliament from the New Zealand National Party list.

The vacancy arises from the resignation from Parliament of Dr Lockwood Smith.

Lockwood was Auckland (or Rodney) based, and Aaron stood in Christchurch East last election. List vacancies can change the geographic distribution of Parliament slightly.

The next two candidates on National’s list are Paul Quinn and Paul Foster-Ball – both Wellington based.

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7 Responses to “Gilmore returns”

  1. Manolo (13,837 comments) says:

    Stop the press. This man, competent National Party myrmidon, is a talent and NZ will be saved.

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  2. Viking2 (11,488 comments) says:

    :lol:
    Not

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  3. BlairM (2,341 comments) says:

    I like Aaron, glad he is back, but I hope there are no more vacancies given those next two.

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  4. Neil (588 comments) says:

    Aaron seemed a solid performer in the 2008-2011 Parliament. He will be solid.
    However the name Paul Quinn does concern me as he seems to be a candidate to join the Richard Prosser and Brendon Horan miscreants in the corner.
    However I read somewhere that hopefully Quinn will live up to his statement that he doesn’t wish to go back to parliament.

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  5. Rodders (1,755 comments) says:

    Quinn…doesn’t wish to go back to parliament

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/hutt-news/6049490/Only-special-votes-can-save-MP-Paul-Quinn

    New Zealanders will be devastated to hear that parliament will be deprived of Quinn’s gentility and charm.

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  6. Mark (1,488 comments) says:

    If the polls don’t improve his stay will be a short one.

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  7. Neil (588 comments) says:

    Was at a political meeting last night and heard from a very high source that the next poll out will show National to be gaining support. Long may it last.

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