28 Apr 2005

Niue poll will be tight says veteran MP

7:04 pm on 28 April 2005

A political veteran in Niue, MP Terry Coe, is rejecting claims that this weekend's election will not produce surprises.

The premier, Young Vivian, one of seven of the 20 MPs returned unopposed, says he is not expecting many new faces among the 13 MPs to be selected.

He says the people are happy with the plans for development on the island which his government has promoted over the past two years.

But long time Opposition MP, Terry Coe, says in the six common roll seats the contests will be tight.

"The six people that get in - I don't think there is going to be a great difference in the numbers of voters that go for each person, and I think also there are some villages that have two people standing and it is going to be very close in those villages."