David Seymour is the MP for Epsom, Leader of the ACT Party, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education and the Minister of Regulatory Reform.
Before entering Parliament David was a researcher, speaker, and writer focusing on economic and public policy concepts while working in Canada and New Zealand. He has published op-eds in major dailies, appeared on radio and TV, and published a book on public policy. In 2015 was offered promotion to being a minister by John Key but turned it down in order to pursue a private member’s bill on euthanasia.
David has a passion for public policy and champions a greater role for business and community, and a smaller role for government in public affairs. David has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Auckland. He has also volunteered extensively in politics, as a rugby coach, and as a telephone counsellor.