Scott Boness, the candidate for Auckland Central resigned on 7 August.
Boness will be replaced by former Young ACT President Felix Poole.
He follows three other candidate who have resigned in the lead up to this year’s election – Elaine Naidu Franz (Rangitata), Darren Gilchrist (Waikato) and Anto Coates (Kaipara Ki Mahurangi).
ACT media spokesman Matt Bell said the party was ‘still growing’ when asked about the resignations.
Boness did not give reasons for his resignation, telling media he would prefer to wait for ‘the other side of the election’ before making comment.
When questioned by media leader David Seymour was said to be ‘fuming’.
‘Do you think your MPs and cabinet should be subject to scrutiny?’
‘If that’s what you think makes a story…’
‘Well your political candidates leaving does make a story right?’
‘If you want to run that story go for it.’ Seymour was responding to questions following Darren Gilchrist’s resignation.
Today the fourth Act candidate resigned.
His comment gives us a glimpse into what is really going on in that party
They will implode around March next year. It won’t be pretty. pic.twitter.com/1veGyr30Fx
— Holyhekatuiteka (@2ETEKA) September 6, 2023