ACT’s two South Island born MPs, Rodney Hide and Heather Roy toured the Rakaia electorate to a great reception.
Coffee and media interviews in Darfield, a well attended members and supporters lunch at the Blue Pub in Methven, media interviews and meetings with local politicians in Ashburton and lots of meet and greet on the way.
Check out this editorial from the Ashburton Guardian
Last year, Act candidate Brian Davidson campaigned only for the party vote in Rakaia.
But should the party decide to give it a full go in a plum electorate, it would be interesting to test the robustness of the Act leader’s claim that “with a good candidate, we could win this seat”.
Hat Tip Local ACT deputy Board member Andrew Falloon