"Nothing seems to change." I'll bust that out if we do the business on Saturday. And I'd like to be part of a team that ... celebrates rural people.". Van Velden says if elected, transforming mental health and addiction services would be a priority for her. Read more:

"Then you think, well, you have to try and do something, because not only is this not fair and not reasonable, but there's a lie being told ... that this is going to make you safe, and we can see that it's not," McKee says. The prospect of getting into Parliament excites her - especially the possibility of helping others and making sure they don't have the same experiences she has had. She says she used to be a Green Party supporter. Managing that team of individualistic newbies may well be the first test of his libertarian instincts. Asked what a "bad thing" about her is, she says: "probably I talk too much sometimes". "It's an exciting part of the country, there's lots of light industry there, there's lots of good schools but there's an opportunity to do better in schools out there," he said. "Currently the way it works under the DHBs there are huge discrepancies of care depending on where you live in the country.". My experience in business and the community sector has taught me that Government has a role but when it oversteps that role it becomes part of the problem rather than the solution.".

However, National leader Judith Collins has bluntly stated she sees ACT’s job as being to win Epsom and to help eliminate the populist New Zealand First Party, which on recent polling is likely to be ousted from parliament on October 17.

I'm self-employed in the New Zealand-made clothing industry and I'm a mum to four kids". Another important issue to her is housing. latest results putting the party on 8 percent, Advance NZ Party's Facebook account closed after breaches, Poll: Labour on 46%, National 31%, while Greens and ACT both on 8%, The electorates worth watching on election night, Election 2020: ACT, Greens in race for third place, 'Powerbrokers' debate: More leaders throw weight behind four-year term, Leaders from Greens, ACT, Māori Party and NZ First face off in latest election debate, ACT promises to 'cut wasteful spending' by reducing DHBs from 20 to 6, Winston Peters smiles through 'harrowing' election loss, Waiariki result: 'The Māori Party now has the waka on the water', Government will be formed 'within the next two to three weeks' - Jacinda Ardern, Election 2020: Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick's blueprint for grassroots campaigns in a Covid world, Cargo ship anchored at sea after positive Covid-19 test, All Blacks defeat Australia 27-7 after storming second half. She's also been a legal secretary and executive working in law firms in Rotorua and Wellington, and she has spent six months as a beneficiary. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas. ", Baillie says he's passionate about education. The ACT Party has been polling relatively well in the lead up to election day, with the latest results putting the party on 8 percent, meaning it would get 11 seats in Parliament. There's too many of us taking our own lives. "I think it is critically important particularly with actual law-making. Seymour has held his own, speaking up for freedom of speech and opposing the banning of semi-automatic guns following the mosque shootings in March 2019. That would give ACT up to ten seats in parliament. The ACT Party says it plans to reduce the number of district health boards and seek a review of Pharmac, if it forms part of the next government. She's frustrated by seeing homelessness, child poverty, abuse and mental health numbers rise.