David Seymour

David Seymour, leader of the ACT Party, is going to have to find his left foot to align with his right when he brings his smooth moves to the stage.

“Let’s be honest, I’m half politician and half electrical engineer. It couldn’t be worse if I was bred to not dance,” admitted David.

“Over the holidays I visited Spain where people in bars just grab each other and start doing Salsa like pros. What’s that about? Turns out there is a ‘beat’ in music and that there are ‘steps’ you have to learn before you dance. I am terrified.

“On the other hand, there’s nothing like overcoming a fear and the charity I’m supporting is very dear to my heart. So, to borrow someone else’s line, Let’s do this.”

David grew up in Whangarei and moved to Auckland as a teenager for high school before graduating from the University of Auckland in Electrical Engineering and Philosophy.

After starting work as an engineer, David moved to Canada where he worked as a policy analyst for a private sector think tank. Returning to New Zealand in 2011, David was a political advisor before the phone rang again for another job in Canada.

David currently lives in central Auckland where he has held the Epsom seat since 2014. In his spare time he tinkers with the sports car he built, plays guitar (when nobody else is in earshot), enjoys a craft beer and keeps up with friends and family.