RAW DATA: ACT names the 20 on its party list

The top 20 list placings are:

1. Dr Jamie Whyte

2. Kenneth Wang

3. Robin Grieve

4. Beth Houlbrooke

5. Don Nicolson

6. Stephen Berry

7. Dasha Kovalenko

8. Gareth Veale

9.   Ian Cummings

10. Sara Muti

11. Toni Severin

12. Max Whitehead

13. Phelan Pirrie

14. Stephen Fletcher

15. David Olsen

16. Nick Kearney

17. Sean Fitzpatrick

18. Richard Evans

19. Michael Milne

20.  Dr Ron Smith

Selected candidate profiles:

 Robin Grieve

Own and operates a consultancy and training business and an avocado orchard in Whangarei

Represented New Zealand three times in toastmaster competitions

ACT candidate for Whangarei, Chair of ACT’s Policy and Law and Order Committees

 Beth Houlbrooke

Elected member of the Rodney Local Board

Served as coordinator of a businesswomen’s network, chairperson of a school board of trustees, and a kindergarten president

ACT candidate for Rodney and Vice President

 Don Nicolson

President of Federated Farmers 2008-2011

Owns and operates 212 hectare farm near Invercargill

ACT candidate for Clutha-Southland

 Stephen Berry

Retail manager for Countdown

Finished third in last year’s Auckland mayoral election

ACT candidate for Upper Harbour


The ACT Party is proud to announce its List for the 2014 election today.

“This list represents all the best elements of the ACT Party,” says ACT President John Thompson. “It blends young talent and experienced leaders, all outstanding in their fields of expertise and all sharing ACT’s vision of a free and prosperous New Zealand.

“Our team is looking forward to campaigning across New Zealand on our key messages of low flat tax, cutting green tape, getting tough on crime, and ‘one country, one law,” says ACT Leader Jamie Whyte.

The list is led by Dr Whyte and Deputy Leader Kenneth Wang. They are followed by Northland business owner and orchardist Robin Grieve, Rodney Local Board Member Beth Houlbrooke, former Federated Farmers President Don Nicolson, and retail manager and former Auckland mayoral candidate Stephen Berry.

Notable in his absence is ACT’s Epsom candidate David Seymour, who is focusing his energy solely on Epsom.

“David is determined to be the MP for Epsom, and indeed the best MP Epsom has ever had, and we know he can do it,” says Mr Thompson.

“This means, rather than needing to clear the five percent threshold, every single party vote for ACT will count. And in an election that could be decided by just a couple of MPs, ACT could be the difference between a National or Labour-led Government – just as we were in 2011.”

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