Candidates for Epsom Electorate are In

BY ACT at 1 October, 2018


This Sunday applications closed for candidates to put their hands up to represent Epsom at Youth Parliament 2019. 


Three politically-astute candidates put themselves forward, nominated by two students each for the role.


Unlike other MPs, David Seymour is putting the selection of Youth MP for Epsom in the hands of the students of Epsom.


“Out of 120 Youth MPs, Epsom’s Youth MP will be the only one elected by their

NZFirst Votes to Introduce ACT Policy

BY ACT at 30 September, 2018


“New Zealand First have shown a glimmer of sense after a week of terrible law-making which saw Winston Peters’ Waka-Jumping Bill pass into law by adopting an ACT Party policy on immigration,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“It’s not surprising their only sensible idea this parliamentary term has come straight from the ACT Party website.”


Today New Zealand First’s Clayton Mitchell introduced the Respecting New Zealand Values Bill at the party’s conference

The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left

BY ACT at 24 September, 2018


“Jacinda Ardern has left a massive mess behind in New Zealand after an explosive report on the Government’s ban on oil and gas was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), says ACT Leader David Seymour.  


“One year into Government, Labour have another fiscal hole. Except this time it’s Ministry officials firing warnings to the Government not politicians.


“Today MBIE warned that the Government’s decision would cost

Govt Admits No Robust Data on Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

BY ACT at 24 September, 2018


“The Government admits it has no idea what effect a ban on single-use plastic bags will have on New Zealand’s waterways and coastal environments,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. 


Environment Associate Minister Eugenie Sage confirmed in response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour that “robust data is not available on the proportion of single-use plastic shopping bags used by New Zealanders, which end up in waterways.” 


“The Government has decided

Two Ministers Down, Nine More To Go

BY ACT at 20 September, 2018


“I wholeheartedly support Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision today to cut the size of the Executive,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“ACT currently has a Smaller Government Bill which will limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers.


“She’s implementing our policy one Minister at a time.


“Meka Whaitiri was this afternoon removed as Minister of Customs and her portfolio handed to Minister Kris Faafoi. 


“Ms Ardern, by handing