Former Police Association president confirmed as Labour candidate

Labour candidate Greg O'Connor (Twitter)
Labour candidate Greg O'Connor (Twitter)

 

Greg O'Connor has been confirmed as a Labour's candidate for Wellington's Ōhāriu electorate. 

The former Police Association president has previously stated he has a close connection to the Ōhāriu community, having lived, worked and played for sports teams in the area. 

"Standing in that electorate is a natural fit," he says.

He'll be standing against United Future's Peter Dunne. 

The contest for the seat has been an unusual one, with the Greens mulling over a decision not to stand a candidate in a bid to oust Mr Dunne from the competition. 

Mr Dunne got 13,569 votes at the last election, just ahead of Labour's candidate, who got 12,859 - a majority of just 710 votes. 

Mr O'Connor chaired the International Council of Police Representative Associations for eight years, representing 1.5 million officers from more than 30 countries.

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