17 Sep 2020

The Elevator Pitch: David Seymour on holding politicians to account

9:55 am on 17 September 2020

The politicians on our screens are renowned for long winded, waffly answers. In this series we cut out the jargon and let the politicians loose, but only for the floors of Bowen House. The leaders are limited to the length of an elevator ride to pitch their party.

In today's Elevator Pitch, ACT leader David Seymour says he doesn't support splashing the cash, and crushes on a Scooby Snack-loving cartoon.

In this episode Seymour pitches to Charlotte Cook why his party should get people's vote.

ACT leader David Seymour said it's a party for the self-starters and the independent thinkers.

"If you wanna see a group of thoughtful, independent minded MPs sitting in Parliament holding everyone accountable, that's a reason you might give your party vote to ACT."

Seymour said the party is principled and gets things done when it really counts.

It's focused on reducing debt for future generations, he said.

"We are not going to support splashing the cash in every conceivable direction."

Seymour also reveals his cartoon crush "Ruh-roh--RAGGY" and meets a pal in the lift.

In previous episodes, National Party leader Judith Collins has tried to pinch a member from another party, and NZ First leader Winston Peters and Green Party leader James Shaw found themselves in a different kind of competition.

The Elevator Pitch is a five-part series where leaders of the main parties pitch why someone should vote for them in the time it takes to ride the elevator.

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