Party ranking may give Ohariu-Belmont two MPs
Mrs Asare gained number 12 on ACT's party list,
meaning she will enter
Parliament if ACT gains 10% of the party vote.
That will mean Ohariu-Belmont may have two MPs
in Parliament after the election
- Peter Dunne, who is likely to win the constituency vote, and Kathryn Asare
on the list.
Mrs Asare said if she gained a seat in
Parliament on the list, she would
actively represent Ohariu-Belmont interests.
"From meetings, canvassing
and talking with people in the electorate, it is
clear the people of Ohariu-Belmont are concerned about the ability of the
economy to provide jobs. Affordable health care and a better environment for
small business are also issues.
"ACT will offer a better environment for
small businesses to flourish, so they
can provide more jobs. We will ensure that the health dollar goes on patients
and medical staff, not bureaucracies. And we will keep a watchful eye on
government spending so that health and education dollars are not wasted."