25 Sep 2023

ACT says working with NZ First is not their preference but won't rule it out

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 25 September 2023

National leader Christopher Luxon has confirmed he will work with New Zealand First after the election, if necessary.

In a social media video released Monday morning, Luxon expressed his strong preference would be to form a coalition Governent with ACT, if he wins next month's election.

But he conceded MMP elections are always tight, and said he will work with Winston Peters if that's what's needed to put Labour out of power.

ACT leader David Seymour last month ruled out working with New Zealand First after the election, and had urged National to do the same.

But when Charlotte Cook spoke with him he was not so black and white, saying he would keep his options open.