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Bo Burns announced as ACT Party candidate for Botany

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Howick Local Board deputy chairperson Bo Burns. File photo supplied

Well-known east Auckland local Bo Burns is standing for the ACT Party at this year’s general election.

She’ll be up against National Party leader and incumbent Botany MP Christopher Luxon as a candidate in the Botany electorate.

Burns owns a successful business based in Howick, she’s the current deputy chairperson of the Howick Local Board, and the organiser of the popular annual Howick Santa Parade.

“I’m standing for ACT in Botany because my values align with ACT on many levels,” Burns says.

“I’m a straight shooter who likes getting things done, I’m solutions based, and want what’s best for my community and all New Zealanders.

“I am sick of rising crime, the increasing cost of living and the divisiveness that co-governance is bringing to New Zealand.

“ACT is the party with the fresh approach that will deliver the real change that’s needed to arrest New Zealand’s decline.

“I’m looking forward to getting out on the campaign trail to promote ACT’s policies and values.

“I’m excited to be selected and look forward to speaking to my community in the coming few months to encourage Botany voters to ‘Party Vote ACT’.”

ACT leader David Seymour says the party’s candidates are ordinary New Zealanders from all walks of life who share a love for their community and a vision for real change.

“Bo is no exception. She is well known in the Botany and Howick area as the deputy chair of the Howick Local Board, as a business owner and as organiser of the Howick Santa Parade.

“I’m pleased to welcome Bo on board as the latest ACT candidate.”

ACT received eight per cent of the party vote nationwide at the 2020 general election, giving it nine List MPs along with Seymour.

Recent political polls show ACT’s support among possible voters has increased since then.

A Roy Morgan poll released on August 1 had ACT at 14 per cent, while a Newshub Reid Research poll the following day put ACT on 12 per cent.

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