In a strange decision Act has pretty much decided its own fate today with the election of Jamie Whyte as leader and the interminably boring, yet very clever, David Seymour as it’s Epsom candidate at this years election.
The Herald reports:
Writer and philosopher Jamie Whyte is Act’s new leader and David Seymour will be the party’s candidate in Epsom at the election later this year.
The decision was made by the Act board today and is due to be officially announced at 3 pm.
Dr Whyte is expected to take over in about a month at the party’s AGM.
Dr Whyte, aged 48, has recently returned to live in New Zealand from abroad and has only recently become active in the party.
Mr Seymour, aged 30, first stood for Act in 2005 in Mt Albert against former Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Last election he stood in Auckland Central.¬† Read more »