Sitting at the top table at a conference gives you a good view of participants and one thing which stood out at this weekend’s National Party Mainland conference was the number of young people.
Young Nationals made up about 15% of delegates and it’s not just a matter of quantity but quality too. Their intelligent and articulate contributions to discussions were appreciated and their enthusiasm and energy contagious.
Bucking the trend of most parties, National’s membership has increased over the past few years and Young Nats are making a significant contribution to that increase.
The party campaigned on, and the government is committed to, building a brighter future for New Zealand, Young Nats are helping to build a brighter future for the party.
Declaration of bias – Southern young Nats have made me an honorary member, which I regard as an honour.