David Seymour - Act Party Leader
28 June 2019
Start Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
- Location: Dunedin
- Venue: Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place
David Seymour will give his view on the direction of the current Government and speak about the policies needed to help New Zealand’s economy grow. ACT recently announced new policies in the areas of tax, education and red tape. David will explain how these policies will help small business. A Q+A will follow.
About Mr Seymour:
David grew up in Whangarei with two younger brothers, where his parents were a pharmacist and a draughtsman. As a teenager, he moved to Auckland for high school before graduating from the University of Auckland in electrical engineering and philosophy. David knocked on 13,000 doors in Epsom before being elected in 2014. Under the Key/English Government has was the Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education and responsible for charter schools. He is the sponsor of the End of Life Choice Bill.
David believes that:
- Governments should be there to help in the hardest of times, but they should not breed dependence or try to impose some people’s ‘vision’ on others
- When the government taxes and funds services, such as education, it should give people a choice of provider, such as a range of different schools to attend
- On social issues, people should be able to live as they please so long as they are not harming anyone else.