The Herald reports:
He will be up against Labour’s candidate Anna Lorck in the race for the seat this September.
They are both high profile candidates. Will be an interesting race. I hope Lawrence wins – he has been a good Mayor, and will be a good MP for the area.
The final selection meeting was held last night with three candidates putting their hands up for the party nomination – Mr Yule, Hastings district councillor and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Adrienne Pierce and Hastings resident and former air force pilot David Elliott.
Hawke’s Bay Today understands that Mr Yule won by four votes in the first round of voting.
If this is correct (and it is a secret ballot, but details sometimes leak) then Yule got 34 votes and the other two candidates got 26 between them.