ACT Party launches campaign with focus on education
ACT Party leader David Seymour has officially launched his party's election campaign promising supporters the election is "not a two-horse race".
Seymour took to a stage in a dimly lit conference room festooned in yellow at the Ellerslie Events Centre in Auckland on Saturday afternoon.
A crowd of about 200 people came to hear Seymour.
Education was the focus of the launch with a five-minute video promoting the progress of ACT's charter schools policy screened to attendees before Seymour took the stage.
Seymour said he had inherited "a bit of a fixer-upper" when he took over the ACT Party and emphasised that no vote for ACT was a wasted one. If ACT achieved 1.2 per cent of the party vote, it would be enough to see ACT's deputy leader, Beth Houlbrooke, elected.
The largest laughs during his speech came when he reminded the audience he was "the third longest-serving parliamentary leader in New Zealand".
"The election is not a two-horse race and under MMP it will never be,
"The election will be decided by the smaller parties."