ACT Party launches campaign with focus on education video

David White

David Seymour at the ACT Campaign launch

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. 

Epsom MP David Seymour launched his party's election campaign at the Ellerslie Events Centre.
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Epsom MP David Seymour launched his party's election campaign at the Ellerslie Events Centre.

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. 

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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. 

Seymour said the election was not a two-horse race.
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Seymour said the election was not a two-horse race.

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."

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