Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


ACT announces Party List to contest 2014 election

ACT announces Party List to contest 2014 election

The ACT Party is proud to announce its List for the 2014 election today.

“This list represents all the best elements of the ACT Party,” says ACT President John Thompson. “It blends young talent and experienced leaders, all outstanding in their fields of expertise and all sharing ACT’s vision of a free and prosperous New Zealand.

“Our team is looking forward to campaigning across New Zealand on our key messages of low flat tax, cutting green tape, getting tough on crime, and ‘one country, one law,” says ACT Leader Jamie Whyte.

The list is led by Dr Whyte and Deputy Leader Kenneth Wang. They are followed by Northland business owner and orchardist Robin Grieve, Rodney Local Board Member Beth Houlbrooke, former Federated Farmers President Don Nicolson, and retail manager and former Auckland mayoral candidate Stephen Berry.

Notable in his absence is ACT’s Epsom candidate David Seymour, who is focusing his energy solely on Epsom.

“David is determined to be the MP for Epsom, and indeed the best MP Epsom has ever had, and we know he can do it,” says Mr Thompson.

“This means, rather than needing to clear the five percent threshold, every single party vote for ACT will count. And in an election that could be decided by just a couple of MPs, ACT could be the difference between a National or Labour-led Government – just as we were in 2011.”

The top 20 list placings are:
1. Dr Jamie Whyte
2. Kenneth Wang
3. Robin Grieve
4. Beth Houlbrooke
5. Don Nicolson
6. Stephen Berry
7. Dasha Kovalenko
8. Gareth Veale
9. Ian Cummings
10. Sara Muti
11. Toni Severin
12. Max Whitehead
13. Phelan Pirrie
14. Stephen Fletcher
15. David Olsen
16. Nick Kearney
17. Sean Fitzpatrick
18. Richard Evans
19. Michael Milne
20. Dr Ron Smith

Selected candidate profiles:
Robin Grieve
Own and operates a consultancy and training business and an avocado orchard in Whangarei
Represented New Zealand three times in toastmaster competitions
ACT candidate for Whangarei, Chair of ACT’s Policy and Law and Order Committees
Beth Houlbrooke
Elected member of the Rodney Local Board
Served as coordinator of a businesswomen’s network, chairperson of a school board of trustees, and a kindergarten president
ACT candidate for Rodney and Vice President
Don Nicolson
President of Federated Farmers 2008-2011
Owns and operates 212 hectare farm near Invercargill
ACT candidate for Clutha-Southland
Stephen Berry
Retail manager for Countdown
Finished third in last year’s Auckland mayoral election
ACT candidate for Upper Harbour

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news