Hello, my name is Chris Baillie and I am currently an ACT MP living in Nelson.

The House of Representatives should reflect all New Zealand society and they should work for the people.

I was a secondary school teacher for 22 years (even a member of the PPTA!) and I am passionate about improving all aspects of our education system.

It’s in a mess and our kids are suffering.

In my 14 years as a Police Officer I saw the good, bad and ugly side of New Zealand.

Crime is out of control and the country needs someone with experience to lead it out of the lawlessness we are seeing every day.

As a small business owner I know first-hand how difficult the last five years have been for employers.

The constant attacks on business must stop and confidence in hard-working employers restored.

I relish the opportunity to bring my experience to the table.