Who I Am And What I Stand For

My Platform

I am pleased to announce I will be campaigning as an independent candidate in the upcoming general election to provide voters with a credible alternative and more effective voice on issues that matter to them.
I am standing to ensure genuine advocacy in Parliament for Port Waikato, and I believe that as an independent MP, answerable to the electorate rather than a party, I can be a more effective voice for the area.
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.
For example, last November while fully understanding the negative economic consequences for farming communities, our local MP joined with every other National Party MP in voting for the Zero Carbon Bill. Modelling forecast documents accompanying the Bill showed our economy would be at least 25% smaller by 2050, the burden would fall disproportionally on lower income households and the output of our farming community will be halved.
Our local farming community – our primary producers – deserve better. I agree with the need to face up to the climate change challenge but prefer an approach that also boosts economic development and protects property rights.
I am a family man; on the Board of a local School and General Manager of a company operating major infrastructure utilities.
I believe the private and voluntary sector, not the government, is where the capacity for innovation, creative thought and prosperity comes from.
I want to reduce wasteful government spending together with the regulatory burden that unnecessarily harms economic growth and prosperity.
I am a strong advocate for free enterprise. I believe we need to continue to stand up for economic and personal freedoms and I will represent the people of Port Waikato in ensuring these are protected regardless of party affiliation.

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.

Real Freedom

I believe the government should work for us not against us and yet it seems that more and more, the decisions the government and bureaucrats make about what to do for us are having an increasingly adverse impact on our lives and freedoms. I am of the view that when we are freer and with voluntary co-operation we can solve problems from the bottom up far better that from the top down.
My Way

My Biography

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My Commitment To You

As Your Representative, I will Vote According To These Convictions

I believe we should…

  • Not hurt people
  • Not take other people’s stuff
  • Take responsibility to solve your own problems
  • Work hard
  • Mind your own business
  • Stand up against corrupt authority
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