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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 24. October 2, 1969

Labour Club Has Young H.B. Candidate

Labour Club Has Young H.B. Candidate

The Labour Party candidate for the Hawke's Bay electorate is the 21-year-old President of the Victoria University Labour Club, David Butcher.

Born in England, David comes from Hastings, where he joined the Labour Party at an early age.

He was the first President of the New Zealand Youth Advisory Council last year and is still on the Executive.

Unfortunately David could not be contacted before this issue of Salient went to press. But the general consensus around the university was that the selection was fitting tribute to the work David had performed for the Labour Party.

"It is good to see a candidate chosen from the University community", said one club member. He said David was well-known in the electorate which is at present held by the National MP Mr. Harrison.

Another said he would be an "intelligent spokesman" for the "progressive" policies the Labour Party had promulgated. There was a general feeling that the selection represented a victory for the youth wing of the Party.