Cameron Luxton on the trail for Act

Act's Tauranga candidate Cameron Luxton with party leader David Seymour on the corner of Annandale Drive and Fairfax Crescent in Pyes Pa on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

Act Party Tauranga candidate Cameron Luxton is visiting Mount Maunganui on Sunday morning, as part of his campaign to meet Tauranga residents.

“MP James McDowell and I will be at the base of the Mount to meet people,” says Cameron.

On Saturday, party leader David Seymour joined Cameron on the campaign trail in Pyes Pa as the pair spoke with locals on street corners.

“We’ve been out meeting people at nine stops on Saturday. We have 50 street corner meetings happening in Tauranga during May and a few in June leading up to the election date.”

Act's Tauranga candidate Cameron Luxton with party leader David Seymour on the corner of  Annandale Drive and Fairfax Crescent in Pyes Pa on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

“We’re talking with people and hearing the issues that are affecting the people of Tauranga,' says Cameron.

“There is the issue of crime, and how people are beginning to feel unsafe in their communities.

“And that their voices are not being heard on a range of issues. Local council and the main parties are ignoring us as the people of Tauranga. They are not providing the representation we deserve as the fifth largest city of New Zealand.”

Cameron says he’s also hearing concerns from people around what’s happening with the NZ economy.

“Young people are unable to build a life here and businesses are unable to find enough staff,” says Cameron.

“Congestion and roads and lack of infrastructure is stifling our economic potential.”

Cameron and party leader David Seymour launched Act's Tauranga campaign this week with an event at Blokart followed by an evening function at Classic Flyers.  The campaign includes a bus branded with Act party logo and colours that will be at each of the corner meetings.

Act's Tauranga candidate Cameron Luxton with party leader David Seymour on the corner of  Annandale Drive and Fairfax Crescent in Pyes Pa on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

“The bus is a big billboard showing where I can be found,' says Cameron.

“We’ve also been doing mail drops and have a huge increase in volunteers for the Act Party. People have got involved as they can see real change needs to be made.

‘We’re sending a message to Wellington that we can keep electing the same vanilla candidates and keep sending the same message to central govt. Or we can elect someone like myself who is a father, husband, business owner and a builder, who grew up in this community and cares about it deeply,” says Cameron.

“I want to send a message that Tauranga will not be ignored anymore. We have a chance in Tauranga which the rest of the country wishes it had that we have an opportunity to vote this year, and we have a chance to send a message to the Government that we are not happy with the direction they are taking us.”




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4 Comments

Worrying

Posted on 08-05-2022 16:02 | By Let's get real

It’s troubling to think that a split vote between alternative parties will make Labour and their meddling green co-governors look better than they are. They will still get some votes from dyed-in-the-wool lefties and idealistic young voters and this could look like popular support from a divided vote for alternatives. The greens are just as guilty for their political support of the incompetence that is the current "most honest and open government in history"...

@Kancho

Posted on 08-05-2022 13:29 | By morepork

I understand what you are saying, but I was not terribly impressed by the National presentation yesterday. (Too many "awesome"s and only a quick passing reference to the death of Democracy.) I think it will be important to watch both these candidates before deciding. Labour may suffer from a split vote (greens and Maori) also, and let’s not forget that this is a by-election; the fate of our Nation doesn’t hang on it. (It certainly does on the next General Election, and there I would endorse your anxiety over a split vote 100%.) I find it hard to strategically vote for someone who has not impressed me, based on Party Politics. Definitely on the fence at the moment.

@ Kancho

Posted on 08-05-2022 12:39 | By Yadick

HEAR, HEAR. Great comment.

Strategic voting

Posted on 08-05-2022 11:42 | By Kancho

Labour was closer to the Tauranga seat last election . So don’t split the vote and let them sneak in . Vote against Labour then the only vot must be to the likeliest party that is National

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