David Shearer Labour's man in Mt Albert

Last updated 15:53 03/05/2009

DEMOCRATIC PROCESS: The eight hopefuls for the Labour nod for Mt Albert, with eventual winner David Shearer at left.

PURPOSEFUL STRIDE: Front runner, and eventual winner, David Shearer arrives at the meeting yesterday.

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The Labour party has today voted in David Shearer as its candidate for the Mt Albert by-election.

Delegates met in Auckland today to decide who would get the nod out of eight candidates to replace former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

David Shearer, an international aid expert, was regarded as the front runner, and was confirmed as the candidate shortly before 4pm.

The seat had been destined to go to Labour list MP Phil Twyford, but he pulled out when it was realised his place on the list would go to defeated MP Judith Tizard.

She was at today's meeting.

The National Party selects its candidate tomorrow night.

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