National’s Napier electorate has selected Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Wayne Walford as its candidate to replace retiring MP Chris Tremain.
“Wayne has a great understanding of communities across Napier and Wairoa. He has the full support of myself and the National Party to run a strong campaign for the seat this year,” says retiring MP Chris Tremain.
Mr Walford says he is proud to have been selected and will be working hard to keep Napier’s strong voice in John Key’s National Party.
“The Government has delivered real results for the Hawkes Bay, and strong local representation in John Key’s National Party has been critical to getting some major local projects over the line,” says Mr Walford.
“These include the expressway redevelopment and Napier-Wairoa Road upgrade to name just a few.
“I’ll be working hard to win the confidence of the electorate to keep that strong voice and continue delivering jobs and growth for Napier, Wairoa, and the Bay.”
Wayne Walford – Biographical Notes
Of Ngati Porou descent, Wayne Walford was raised in the Hawke’s Bay and lives in Napier with wife Joan.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce, Wayne brings a track record of advocacy and leadership, and a focus on jobs and growth.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the University of Waikato, and a Diploma in Business Studies from Massey University.
This is the second National selection this weekend and again the members have chosen a strong candidate.