David Seymour

David Seymour is the MP for Epsom and leader of the ACT Party.

Politics
Sep 16, 2018

‘We didn’t pay enough attention to the brand’: David Seymour on Election 2017

ACT struggled thanks to the two-horse race, the approach taken by some media, and the behaviour of our coalition partner. But we are ultimately the author of our own result

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Politics
Aug 29, 2018

It doesn't matter what I think of Chelsea Manning. Let her in.

Whether you're on the left or right, it's obvious that Manning should be allowed to speak in New Zealand, writes Act leader David Seymour.

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Politics
Apr 5, 2018

Tax is not love, it's violence: David Seymour tears into Duncan Greive

Last week The Spinoff's managing editor published an op-ed celebrating the nation-building value of taxation. Act leader David Seymour was not impressed.

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Politics
Oct 19, 2017

David Seymour: What I learned this election

ACT's party vote dropped to a record low of 0.5% this election, and leader David Seymour will again be ACT's sole representative in parliament. So is there still a place for a right-wing, classically liberal party in New Zealand? Somewhat unsurprisingly, Seymour argues there is.

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Society
Jan 12, 2017

Who to blame for appalling road congestion? Start with National’s feeble attitude to ridesharing

MPs on all sides have embarrassed themselves in their ignorance of Uber and similar services. The simplest, cheapest way to tackle traffic gridlock is for the ruling party to abandon its timorous don't-rock-the-boat attitude, writes ACT leader David Seymour.

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Society
Nov 28, 2016

NZ baby boomers are building a banana republic, and no one gives a shit

The Treasury has made it clear that current superannuation policies will turn our country into a debt-ridden basket case, and yet media remain largely silent and politicians in denial. Young people need to get voting in a hurry, writes David Seymour.

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Politics
Aug 17, 2016

My plea to Key and co: Don’t let politics stand in way of dignity for the dying

Senior ministers just want the assisted dying issue to go away. But for people like Rachel Rypma, legislation could not be more important, writes David Seymour.

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