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Your Voice For Real Change

Port Waikato Electorate

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My mission is to provide a voice for the people of Port Waikato and ensure genuine advocacy in Parliament for constituents.
Ian Cummings

A Brief Introduction to Ian

Let's Make A Change Together!

Except in rare circumstances, Members of Parliament with an affiliation to a political party are duty bound to follow political party voting rules. By contrast, as an Independent MP, I will be free to always put the needs and interests of Port Waikato first. A vote for Ian Cummings means Real Parliamentary Representation, Real Government, and Real Economic Recovery, not just more of the same.

Explore What I Believe

Core Principles

Real Representation

I will consider issues pragmatically, consult with you in considering my vote and always act on clearly declared conviction. I will ensure you and the people of Port Waikato will have genuine advocacy in Parliament.

Real Economic Recovery

The private and voluntary sector, not the government, is where the endless capacity for innovation, creative thought and prosperity comes from. I am a strong advocate for free enterprise. If you are too then I am asking for your electorate vote.

Real Government

The first duty of government is to protect lives, not legislate to end them. We need to ensure our political leaders have the courage to uphold the laws of morality and do no harm.

My Political Vision

Policing & Crime

The primary purpose of the state is to punish crime, protecting the safety and property of its citizens. The state must provide a sound system of justice whereby criminals pay for their crimes and victims are fully compensated. One of the sacred laws of justice is “innocent until proven guilty”. We do not want a police state in which we are watched at all times.

Environment

An approach that boosts economic development and protects property rights while keeping a close eye on the natural environment is a very good one. But it horrifies Western greenies who are allergic to any kind of meaningful economic development. The Resource Management Act should be repealed and replaced. The politicians who are pushing for urgent climate action are demanding the impossible. If ever they achieved their ambitions, western industrial civilisation would collapse.

Education

Parents know what is best for their children‘s education. Blindly putting our kids into the hands of the state is a mistake. The more top down control from Wellington the more our schools are politicized and the more they under perform. A one size fits all education system deprives parents of options in the way their child is schooled. We should increase choice in the delivery of our education system by letting parents choose what is best for them.

Volunteering

We shouldn’t wait around for someone else to solve a problem. Our voluntary sector is where the endless capacity for innovation and creative thought comes from. When bad things happen good neighbours step up and solve problems from the bottom up.

Housing & land

Council planning runs rough shod over property rights and ties new housing developments up in red tape. The Resource Management Act should be repealed and replaced with a law that lets property owners build without restrictive zoning while doing no harm to their neighbour’s property.

Policing & Crime
Environment
Education
Volunteering
Housing & land
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