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Looking ahead to September 20

Looking ahead to September 20

March 10, 2014

"Today we discovered that the general election will be held on the 20th of September 2014," said ACT leader Jamie Whyte.

"The most important outcome of this election is that a Labour-Green-NZ First coalition not come to power. Their policies of high taxes, central planning and economic isolationism would do serious damage to the prosperity of New Zealanders.

"Without ACT MPs, National will not be able to form a government and keep put Labour-Green-NZ First. ACT must win Epsom and get several more list MPs into parliament.

"ACT is also needed in parliament to remind other MPs of whose money they are spending. A fiscal surplus is forecast for coming years and, already, the other parties plan to use it to buy votes. $60 a week baby bonuses, extended paid parental leave and solar panel subsidies are sure to be just the start.

"ACT is the only party that will always favour letting people keep their own money.

"Over the coming months, ACT will be announcing policies that will make New Zealand a more prosperous and fair country where everyone can thrive.

"We look forward to putting our ideas to voters."

ENDS

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