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The Democratic Party has not been able to get the experienced organisers and other men needed for the State election campaign, according; to a party spokesman

If political parties were short of labour for the State elections thev could obtain the amices of about 800 men who had indicated their willing- ness to work at week-ends, the Deputy I Dlrectoi-General of Man-power, Mi.

Bellemore, said yesterday.

His department had demands for 20,000 men for war and other essen- tial Industries and those needs were of & higher priority than work for

political parties.

Last night the Democratic Party spokesman said that clerical workers i who were available at week-ends I would not be suitable for specialised

election work which entailed employ I ment for seven days a week while the

campaign luted.

There Is resentment in Official Labour circles at the srtion of the Lans Labour Parí y in opposing a mun.


ber of Official Labour members, in- cluding th« Premier, Mr. McKéll.

In the Drummoyne electorate a Lang Labour candidate ts opposing the former Chairman of Committees and Official Labour member. Mr. ft. Greig, who is also being opposed by Demo- cratic Party and Liberal Democratic

Party candidates.

Country Party members were sur- prised that Mr. H. Mcfadyen did not nominate as the C.P. candidate for


The secretary of the party, Mr. Munro, yesterday said that it waa expected on Friday that Mr. McFad yen would nominate.

The contest in Lachlan will now be between the retiring Official Labour member Mr. Chanter, and Mr. J. L, Silgar, independent Labour.

Mr. Munro pointed out yesterday that in the Oxley electorate his party had not endorsed the candidature of Messrs. L. C. Jordan, 8. M. Martin, and C. A. Ryan as Country Party candidate* because the sitting member, Major Mitchell. Was a serving mem- ber of the military forces.

The election will be held on May 37.

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