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ACT Releases its Messages for the Election Campaign

Media Statement 4 July,
2014 Dr Jamie Whyte,
ACT Leader

ACT Releases its Messages for the Election Campaign

“The ACT Party executive has today determined the four issues the party is going to campaign on,” said ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. “The party will be issuing a comprehensive manifesto but it is necessary to prioritise the policies. ACT has selected the issues that our polling has determined are of greatest concern to New Zealanders.”

“Voters are concerned that property crime is out of control. ACT will be the only party campaigning to be ‘tough on crime’. ACT will also be the only party campaigning for ‘low flat tax’. Every other party is promising to use taxes to redistribute wealth. ACT says taxes should be low to encourage growth and jobs.”

“Only ACT is going into the electorate with a promise to cut regulation. ACT believes the growth in local body council regulations symbolise the growth in government and ACT will campaign to ‘cut green tape’.”

“ACT believes thinking New Zealanders are concerned at the divisive effect of race-based laws. ACT is going to campaign on the slogan of ‘One country, One law’.”

“The party believes a significant number of voters agree with ACT and after the election we will have a block of ACT voters big enough to implement these policies’ ends.”

“The country can re-elect a centre-right government and send Wellington a strong message by party voting ACT. Except in Epsom where ACT’s David Seymour is going to win the ACT party will not seek the constituency vote. The party will stand constituency MPs with a message to party vote ACT.”

ENDS


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