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How best to invest in education for our kids

A good education can transform lives. With the right education, children can overcome the challenges they face purely because of the circumstances they were born into. That’s why I and...


Social policy needs to be based on evidence

Recently I accompanied the Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridges, and Opposition Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston on a visit to the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot programme in Christchurch....


Selwyn parents unlikely to benefit from school donation changes

I am sure that a policy of scrapping school donations would have sounded quite appealing to many parents at the last election. However the reality is likely to be a...


Freshwater meeting in Darfield cancelled

  Unfortunately we have had to cancel the planned freshwater meeting in Darfield on October 31st. If you are keen to hear National's Agriculture Spokesperson Todd Mueller discuss the implications of...


We need to try new things to fix our mental health crisis

Recently I caught up with my Youth MP Katelyn Twiss who represented Selwyn at the Youth Parliament in Wellington during the July school holidays. Like many people living in Selwyn,...


Is a free lunch really the way to go?

The Prime Minister’s recent announcement that around 120 primary schools will get access to universal free lunches is well-meaning but the programme is not well thought out and lacks detail. ...


August 2019 update

It is hard to believe we are now well over halfway through the year and while we will likely still have some frosty mornings to contend with before we can say goodbye...


Our plan for a strong economy

As former Opposition Finance Spokesperson I am particularly excited about the recent announcement by our leader Simon Bridges of National’s Discussion Document on the economy and our economic plan. The...


Concerning signs for our economy

Concerning signs for our economy The latest quarterly outlook by independent economics group Infometrics makes for grim reading. Infometrics is forecasting that worsening economic conditions are likely to lead to...


July 2019 update

July 2019 update As you may be aware I recently announced that I have made the decision not to stand for re-election as the MP for Selwyn next year. It has...