Dedication to the cause

The ODT reckons Act is rearranging deck chairs on a political Titanic.

The woman coming in to help bail out the party after David Garrett walked the plank is Hilary Calvert of Dunedin.

Ms Calvert was a sole practice lawyer, specialising in property law, until recently. . .

. . . “I guess lawyers always find their way into Parliament partly because they care a lot about the structure of society and how it’s run and partly because they understand the laws and things a bit differently,” she told NZPA last month.

She left law to get into something more community focused and had been thinking about what to do, Ms Calvert said.

Parliament would be a good option — “that certainly counts as a serious community commitment”.

It also counts as dedication to the cause because it’s probable that she’ll be disrupting her life for what could be a very short term position.

Act’s chances of still being in parliament at all after the next election aren’t great and if the party survives it’s likely to have fewer than its current quote of five MPs.

Last on doesn’t necessarily mean first off, but Ms Calvert has only a few months to earn a higher place on the list and that would mean leap frogging other MPs. Unless someone steps aside voluntarily that would mean even rougher seas for the party.

3 Responses to Dedication to the cause

  1. gravedodger says:

    I understand Hillary has some experience in Relationship Counseling, that may well be a useful skill in the coming months. Ms Roy who I had some respect for appears to have either been extremely naive or has been manipulated by mandarins in the party wing to bring the ancient history that has destroyed Mr Garrett’s brief career into the public arena.
    As a person wanting a return to a greater focus on self reliance and rewarding hard work with minimal interference from big government I am dismayed at the apparent demise of the ACT party.

  2. Sally says:

    “As a person wanting a return to a greater focus on self reliance and rewarding hard work with minimal interference from big government I am dismayed at the apparent demise of the ACT party.”

    My sentiments too.

    But one day the tide will turn and then the NatLab or LabNat governments with their shonky legislation will have had their day.

    Their poorly thought (or deliberate) destructive policies have caused the continual demise of the middle income earner who are fast becoming the poor of NZ.

  3. robertguyton says:

    There’s a ‘high place’ on ACTs list?

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