Labour has selected businessman and former academic Cliff
Allen as its candidate for the Hamilton East seat.
Dr Allen works at a property investment company and has
previously lectured in corporate communications at Waikato
He is also the chairman of the Refugee Orientation Centre
Trust, an organisation which helps refugees integrate into
The Hamilton East seat has been held by National MP David
Bennett since 2005. Mr Bennett was re-elected with a
8275-vote majority in 2011.