Friday, 24 April 2009, 9:46 am
Press Release: Jackson Wood
Statement on Russel Norman’s Candidacy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson James Wood, candidate for Mount Albert, today expressed concern over the entry of Greens co-leader Russel Norman into the tightly contested race.
“Amidst all this talk of splitting the centre-left vote, I think people have lost sight of the real issue here,” Wood said.
“While there is certainly a chance of a centre-left vote split, the real issue is the splitting of the Wellington vote.
“As the first Wellington-based candidate to declare my intentions towards Mount Albert, I have to admit I was relying heavily on my core support in Wellington to pull me through. This surprise announcement by the Green Party puts all that at risk.
“I’d like to remind all Wellingtonians—you have no vote in this by-election. And on the 13th June, when you don’t go to the polling booth, I’d urge you to not cast the vote you don’t have for me, Jackson James Wood, and not not the Green candidate.”