Free Press - 30/11/2015

Politician of the Year
The mysterious but often accurate Wellington politics publication trans-Tasman has named David Seymour politician of the year.  We are not getting too carried away as David also won most improved player in his first year of rugby and turned out to be a thoroughly average player.  Nevertheless we’ll take the bouquet, and pass on the thanks to loyal Free Press readers.

Huge opportunities in tertiary Partnership School sponsorship

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the introduction of the Education Legislation Bill, which will allow tertiary institutions to apply to sponsor Partnership Schools.

“This is paving the way for unprecedented innovation, allowing New Zealand’s highest learning institutions to apply their resources and expertise to secondary and primary age students," said Mr Seymour.

Free Press - 23/11/2015

A Sunk Cost
The first of two flag referenda has begun.  Since the money’s been spent you might as well vote.  One thing’s certain, if this one fails no sane Prime Minister will give you the chance again for a very long time.

Councillors have a duty to speak up on rezoning

Epsom MP David Seymour has called on Auckland councillors to state their real positions on the rezoning of Auckland’s central suburbs.

The Herald today reports that councillors have been sworn to secrecy over intensification plans for Epsom, Mt Eden, and other central suburbs. If this is true, then it’s an affront to the purpose of elected office. If it’s false, then all councillors should deny it immediately," said Mr Seymour.