Liam Richfield is the New Conservative candidate for Wellington Central.
“Increasing international influence on and in New Zealand requires that we, as a nation, stand up for ourselves. This is a position that no other political party has been willing to take. “
Liam is 18 years old and this will be his very first election ever — not only as a candidate, but also as a voter.
Liam was born and raised on a dairy farm in Tokomaru in the Horowhenua district and began to help his Dad on the farm from a very early age. He attended Palmerston North Boys High School from 2015 to 2019.
In 2020, he moved down to Wellington to study a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics, at Victoria University of Wellington.
Liam became a New Conservative member during the first lockdown, and after the lockdown, he got involved in the New Conservative Wellington Central Committee and began to help out and interact with the other six electorates in the greater Wellington region.
Liam wants to see youth more represented in the political arena. By standing as a candidate, Liam is achieving this goal.
“I got involved with New Conservative because I believe that youth should have options when they see who represents them in politics.”
“All too often, people have assumed that because of my age if I am into politics then I must be a Green or Labour supporter. It is a sad state of affairs for youth politics if it’s now expected that we will only support one side of the coin. Not nearly enough independent critical thinking is being seen, heard, or represented. I want that to change, and that’s why I’m standing as a candidate.”
“There are some issues in our current day that are unique to young people, and they are issues that only young people can totally understand. By being in politics I can help to bring them to light”
Liam is especially passionate about defending New Zealand’s sovereignty, particularly from the Chinese government and the UN. He believes that New Zealand must call out China’s blatant human rights abuses against the Tibetans, the Uyghurs, the citizens of Hong Kong and other groups.
Wellington Central voters are encouraged to give their party vote to New Conservative and their electorate vote to Liam Richfield.