Richard Prebble is back in politics, as Act’s campaign manager.
This gives me some hope that they can get their shit together.
Former ACT leader Richard Prebble is returning to politics as the partyâ€™s Campaign Director for the 2014 election.
Acting party president Barbara Astill announced Richard Prebbleâ€™s appointment as Campaign Director after a board meeting yesterday.
â€śThe appointment of Richard Prebble as Campaign Director means ACT goes into the election with the countryâ€™s best election strategist,â€ť said Mrs Astill.
â€śRichard Prebble is a campaigning legend. He was the architect of ACTâ€™s greatest campaigning victories, including taking ACT from a virtual zero in the polls in 1996 to winning Wellington Central and taking seven MPs into parliament. Under Richard ACT increased its vote in every election. As a Labour MP Richard won the biggest general seat majority in parliament not once but twice.
â€śRichard Prebble has presented the ACT Board with a campaign strategy to win not only the Epsom electorate but also nine MPs. The ACT Board has endorsed the Prebble campaign plan, which will be presented to the ACT Party Conference at the Villa Maria Estate, Mangere, this Saturday,â€ť said Mrs Astill.Â
â€śI have come out of political retirement because Parliament needs at least one party willing to ask the question, where is the money coming from for all these political promises?â€ť said Richard Prebble.
â€śACT needed fresh leadership and new ideas. I urged Dr. Jamie Whyte to stand for the leadership. Jamie will take ACT back to the original principles of the Association of Consumers and Taxpayers which made ACT the effective third force in politics.
â€śI have been reading Jamie Whyteâ€™s articles in the Wall Street Journal for years. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the world economy that will make him a very valuable member of parliament that any party would love to have.
â€śI have known David Seymour since he was a top engineering student at Auckland University. As someone educated in Epsom, David will be a very good MP for the electorate.
â€śACT now has both the policies and the people. It is my job as director to ensure the voters learn about Dr. Jamie Whyte and ACTâ€™s positive, practical solutions. The support will follow.
“A vote for ACT ensures not only that John Key remains Prime Minister, but that a future National-ACT government remains on the course of good financial sense.â€ť