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ACT confirms Wellington Central candidate

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Stephen Whittington
Stephen Whittington

ACT Leader Don Brash today confirmed that Stephen Whittington will stand as ACT's candidate in the Wellington Central electorate in the 2011 election.

"Stephen is a brilliant young candidate and highly ranked at number eight on the ACT Party List. He would be a superb representative in Parliament for the people of Wellington Central," Dr Brash said.

"Stephen is an intelligent and articulate advocate for economic reform. He currently works in the tax team at a top corporate law firm. Stephen is also a champion debater, having been ranked as the second best speaker in Australasia and the 15th best speaker in the world. These skills would definitely give Stephen an advantage in Parliament to ensure the concerns of Wellington Central residents were heard.

"Stephen will primarily be campaigning for the Party vote and I look forward to getting out with him on the campaign trail," Dr Brash said.

Wellington Central candidate Stephen Whittington said that, as a born and bred Wellingtonian, he is very proud to have been selected as the ACT Party candidate for Wellington Central.

"I am standing for the ACT Party as I believe in its classical liberal principles of personal responsibility, freedom and choice.

"I believe that individuals should be free in both their economic and social choices. Individuals know better than the Government how to spend their hard-earned money to look after themselves and their families. I do not believe that the Government should stand in the way of the personal choices that New Zealanders make provided those choices don't adversely affect others.

"Only the ACT Party is proposing the kind of policies that we need to make New Zealand a freer, fairer and more prosperous place to live.

"I will be campaigning hard over the next few months to increase ACT's Party vote and I look forward to debating the key election issues with the other candidates in Wellington Central," Mr Whittington said.

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