June 07, 2020
Tapsell picked for East Coast run
The name Tapsell could be going back on parliament’s roll book – but for a different party.
National has picked Tania Tapsell as its candidate for East Coast, replacing Anne Tolley who is seeking to become a list MP for her sixth term.
Ms Tapsell’s great uncle, the late Sir Peter Tapsell, held the Eastern Māori seat for Labour.
The Maketu resident is a Rotorua District Councillor and a former Deloitte consultant.
In 2017 Anne Tolley won the seat, which runs from Te Puke to Gisborne, by 4800 votes over Labour’s Kiri Allen.
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