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ACT Announces Candidates For Election ‘08

ACT Announces Candidates For Election ‘08
Rodney Hide MP, ACT Leader
Heather Roy MP, ACT Deputy Leader
Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ACT Leader Rodney Hide and Deputy Leader Heather Roy were today delighted at the release of the ACT Party and announcement of ACT’s candidates for the upcoming General Election 2008.

“We are very pleased at the calibre of candidates that ACT New Zealand has been able to attract,” Mr Hide said.

“I was especially delighted that our top candidates were able to make the trip to Wellington to attend the special press conference and help us to release the Party List.

“We are all now looking ahead with eager anticipation to the coming election, which provides ACT with an opportunity to make a real difference to then nation and lives of all New Zealanders,” Mr Hide said.

“Our candidates are committed ACT-ivists – all dedicated to ACT’s plan to bake a larger economic cake, and bring our children home,” Mrs Roy said.

“Like ACT Leader Rodney Hide, I am delighted that we have attracted so many candidates of such high calibre and passion.

“This election is not just about giving New Zealand a change of government, it is about giving the country a change of direction. That’s exactly what our candidates are all about: having the courage to make the hard decisions for New Zealand’s future – not for political gain, but for the good of Kiwi families,” Mrs Roy said.

2008 ACT LIST

Place Name
1 Rodney Hide
2 Heather Roy
3 Roger Douglas
4 John Boscawen
5
6 Hilary Calvert
7 Peter Tashkoff
8 John Ormond
9 Colin du Plessis
10 Shawn Tan
11 Ron Scott
12 Aaron Keown
13 Nick Kearney
14 Lyn Murphy
15 David Olsen
16 Frances Denz
17 Dave Moore
18 Mike Bridge
19 Lech Beltowski
20 Beryl Good
21 Ashok Kumar
22 David Tattersfield
23 William Wong
24 John Thompson
25 Kevin Campbell
26 Mark Davies
27 Michael Bailey
28 Carl Freimann
29 Chris Albers
30 Vince Ashworth
31 Shane Atkinson
32 Ray Bassett
33 Hardev Brar
34 Mike Collins
35 Alan Davidson
36 Andrew Falloon
37 John Fraser
38 Matthew Gardiner
39 Clint Heine
40 Roly Henderson
41 Ted Howard
42 Bill Izard
43 Duncan Lennox
44 Garry Mallett
45 Pat Martin
46 Kathleen McCabe
47 Peter McCaffrey
48 Tom McClelland
49 Athol McQuilkan
50 Colin Nicholls
51 Jon Olsen
52 Ian Parker
53 James Read
54 Geoff Russell
55 Tony Severin
56 Ben Smith
57 Michael Tabachnik
58 Graeme Tulloch
59 Scott Uren
60 Alan Wood

ENDS

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