National Party Leader
2019 has been a big year and I hope you all enjoy a well-deserved break over Christmas and New Year and take the chance to spend some quality time with family and friends. It has been a privilege to serve as your local MP and I look forward to continuing to advocate for you in Parliament in 2020.
National has been busy this year developing our policy for 2020. We’ve implemented the biggest policy development process ever by an Opposition Party by producing 10 discussion documents on important policy areas such as Transport, Economy, Infrastructure, Health, Education, Social Development, Law and Order, Primary Industries, Environment and International Affairs.
We think it’s important that we have a clear set of policies so that we are ready to take office and get on with the job should we have the privilege of being elected. The current Government didn’t do the work in opposition and now New Zealanders are paying for it with more than 300 working groups being commissioned and a complete lack of delivery. They’ve even dragged our economy into a deficit after only two years.
We’re proposing to ramp up our regional roading investment, implement tax indexation so you can keep more of what you earn, improve cancer care with a $50m cancer drug fund, extend post-natal stay times, ensure smaller class sizes, crack down on gangs, increase biosecurity penalties and there are many more proposals within the documents.
National cares what you think and that’s why we’ve undergone this comprehensive policy development process. I’m looking forward to unveiling a detailed and informed policy package in 2020. If you want to provide feedback for any of our discussion documents head to: www.national.org.nz/discussion_documents