Late-September meeting to replace Hodgson

The Labour Party will have a new Dunedin North electorate candidate to replace Pete Hodgson by the end of the month.

Party general secretary Chris Flatt yesterday said party members would pick their candidate at a meeting on September 25.

They will choose from New Zealand Nurses Organisation national industrial adviser Glenda Alexander, Selwyn College head Dr David Clark and former Otago University Students Association president Simon Wilson.

The Dunedin North decision would be one of the most high-profile of the national electorate selection round, reflecting the calibre of the candidates and the "legacy" left by Mr Hodgson, Mr Flatt said.

Dunedin North MP Mr Hodgson will retire from politics at the next election, 21 years after his first selection as a candidate.


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