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ACT announces Upper Harbour candidate

ACT announces Upper Harbour candidate

ACT Leader Jamie Whyte is pleased to announce ACT’s candidate for Upper Harbour.

“Our Upper Harbour candidate will be Stephen Berry. Stephen has a solid record of support in this region and I’m glad he has agreed to do his best to grow ACT’s party vote in the area.”

Mr Berry, 31, lives on the North Shore with John, his partner of five years. He has worked in food retail for 16 years, and currently oversees dry goods departments at his local supermarket.

“ACT's principles are the same I apply to my daily life - enterprise, hard work, personal responsibility and aspiration. There is no future for individuals in state dependency. The only positive future for people is the one they build for themselves,” says Berry.

“I'm looking forward to introducing Upper Harbour to ACT's plans to introduce lower and flatter taxes and a three strike policy for burglary.

“Beyond my retail career, I’ve spent half a lifetime advocating that individuals should be free to create their own prosperity, unencumbered by big government. I have consistently supported low taxes and property rights.

“Other political parties may promise you can vote your way to riches, but I’m honest enough to say taxing businesses to fund election lolly scrambles will only make us poorer.”

This will be Stephen’s fifth election campaign, the most recent being Auckland's Mayoral election last year. Stephen stood as the leader of Affordable Auckland, finishing third with 13,650 votes.

“This time I'm not asking you to vote for me, I’m asking you to vote for the continuation of stable centre-right government. John Key needs competent coalition partners to win this election and the best way to achieve that is by giving your party vote to ACT!”

ENDS

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