Gareth Veale is ACT’s Ilam candidate. Gareth also stood for Ilam in 2011 and more recently in the 2013 Christchurch-East by-election.
Born on the South Island’s West Coast, Gareth was educated at St Bede's College in Christchurch before completing a degree in Political Science and History at the University of Canterbury. He currently works for IAG as an Earthquake Claims Specialist.
Gareth believes that ACT is the only real party that espouses his principles of hard work, thrift, and personal responsibility.