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DSC selects Lichtwark for Christchurch East

Tuesday 24 September 2013

DSC selects Lichtwark for Christchurch East

The Democrats for Social Credit party will be standing a local Christchurch East resident, Jenner Lichtwark, as the Party’s candidate to contest the up-coming Christchurch East by-election.

Jenner Lichtwark was formally announced as the candidate at the party’s annual conference in Christchurch.

Jenner, an author, said that she is the best candidate to speak for post-quake East Christchurch residents as she and her family lived through it.

“You can only understand the problems facing this area if you lived without power, water, or sewerage. No-one who was not here during the quakes can really appreciate what our side of town went through and what it needs now to build it back up again,” she said.

“The east side of town has to be repaired and rebuilt but, if traditional methods of funding are used, the cost of this rebuild will fall back on the residents for decades to come. The Democrats for Social Credit offer the only sensible monetary policies to ensure that the rebuild creates a modern, vibrant Christchurch that caters for the needs of the residents at an affordable cost.” Ms Lichtwark said.

Ms Lichtwark is also concerned at the disastrous changes the Ministry of Education has made in Christchurch East.

“Children in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch deserve the chance to have well-equipped schools within easy reach of their homes. The Ministry’s slash and burn approach is deplorable. It is too soon after the quakes to make decisions based on numbers. People are moving back to the area, but they won’t do that if there are no schools for their children once they get here.”

Jenner Lichtwark moved to Christchurch from Otago nearly 30 years ago and has always lived in the eastern side of the city.

A former journalist and administrator, she has a B.A. from Canterbury University. Ms Lichtwark is the director and editor of Millwheel Press, an independent publishing company, and writes speculative and mystery fiction novels. She is also involved in music and theatre.

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