Labour Party Ilam Candidate Announced
The New Zealand Labour Party are pleased to announce that local businessman Julian Blanchard will contest the Ilam
constituency seat in the 2005 general election.
In a hotly contested candidacy, Blanchard saw off competition from other local identities such as Ola Kamel, Eddie
Clark and Pam Wheeler.
Julian Blanchard is a 29 year old businessman who works for Connect Southern in Fitzgerald Avenue for the last five
years. He has been involved with the Labour Party for many years and is the Grandson of former Labour MP for Timaru and
Speaker of the House, Sir Basil Arthur. He has a young family and has played representative cricket and rugby.