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By Cherie Howie

New Zealand could soon have its first female Muslim MP.

The Herald on Sunday understands Hamilton chartered accountant Anjum Rahman performed well at a recent Labour Party conference, and is expected to be ranked inside the party’s top 30 candidates for the September 20 general election.

In 2011, Raymond Huo was number 21 — the lowest ranked Labour candidate to win a list seat.

Labour Party president Moira Coatsworth and general-secretary Tim Barnett did not respond to calls from the Herald on Sunday. However, Rahman, 47, this week said: “Who told you that?

“I don’t have expectations but I’m working to get as high as I can. The list is decided by a whole lot of people in a couple of weeks.” [Read more…]