Today, the Electoral Commission announced the preliminary result for the End of Life Choice Act referendum.
The result is:
The special votes are still to come, but we can be confident that this is a resounding victory.
It is a victory for all New Zealand as we become a more compassionate and humane society. Thousands of New Zealanders who might have suffered excruciating deaths will have choice, dignity, control, and autonomy over their own bodies, protected by the rule of law.
It is also a victory for ACT. If our party stands for one thing, it is freedom under the law. Today’s result shows what one ACT MP, assisted by our now Deputy Leader and MP-elect Brooke van Velden, can achieve.
This term, we have ten ACT MPs. They are already working hard every day to make sure ACT keeps growing. We have a lot to do for this country to reach its potential, and today shows one no-so-little-anymore party has the power to do it.
MP for Epsom
ACT New Zealand - 27 Gillies Ave, Suite 2.5, Auckland 1021, New Zealand