David Seymour spent final day of campaign standing next to stack of his books saying ‘Hey, check these out’

The ACT Party leader had a relatively muted final day of the campaign.

The ACT Party leader had a relatively muted final day of the campaign.

ACT Party leader David Seymour spent his final day of the campaign standing in a local Whitcoulls, next to a stack of his own new book, Own Your Future.

Seymour, who is not allowed to say the words “ACT Party” in his electorate of Epsom, or to his family, awkwardly waved at customers as they passed by his books.

“Hey,” he would say awkwardly, before pausing for five seconds, and then saying “Check these out.”

“It’s a good read,” he told one elderly woman.

“No? Okay.”

Seymour says he has sold one whole book today, to a man who later returned it.

As he was interviewed for this story, David stared straight ahead, at no one in particular, not blinking, unflinching, into the empty horizon.