The party is governed by our board, who are elected by the party membership. Our leader and deputy are supported by a wider team of spokesmen and volunteers.

Meet Helen Houghton

“Appalled by the increasing overreach of this current government in every area of our lives from controlling the water, our education centres right through to our speech, I welcome this opportunity to serve the party and the nation. As Leader of New Conservative I want to be clear – we are not a ‘team’ of 5 million but a multicultural nation with a make-up of many cultures, beliefs and ideologies. We are a nation of individuals, families and communities, not all part of the same team.

We are resilient, creative, bold, capable individuals, working together in communities and with our families as we each make our own informed decisions in life. We are a free-thinking, free-spirited nation. It is time for truth not terror and tyranny.

New Conservative stands for freedom, family, and a thriving future as we see all these things are under threat. I do not believe in victimhood or privilege.

I am an ordinary citizen, just like you. I have lived hardships, but I have a difference. It is against all odds that I lead this party. A runaway street kid from a life of abuse, violence and dysfunction with all that that entails, to a primary school teacher and the founding director of a charitable trust, and now a Law student. I know too well the issues our society is struggling with from broken families, broken mental health and addiction services, to broken housing. We need solutions, not separatist policies which do not move the people forward in unity. New Conservative has solutions with common sense, practical, realistic policies.

New Conservative has a new language, set apart from the status quo. We empower, equip, and we bring hope for a brighter New Zealand. A New Zealand which holds on to our moral compass, and to the rights of every New Zealander, every parent, every individual, to be protected, and to be all they were created to be.”


Our party list and electorate candidates for the 2023 General Election are as follows:

  1. Helen Houghton, leader (Christchurch East, [email protected])
  2. Dieuwe de Boer (Botany)
  3. Karl Thomas (Rangitata)
  4. Paul Deacon, spokesman on finance and COVID-19 response
  5. Chris O'Brien, spokesman on pro-life issues (Ilam)
  6. Alister Hood (Kelston)
  7. Cyndee Elder (Dunedin)
  8. Jonathan Langridge (Tauranga)
  9. Abe Coulter (Selwyn)
  10. Steven Senn
  • Bruce Welsh spokesman on building and housing (Rongotai)
  • David Greenslade (Kaikoura)

Party Governance

New Conservative Party Board members:

The Secretary General of the party is Dieuwe de Boer ([email protected]).