Conviction no secret
2 November 2000 Media Statement
Ruth Dyson said today that a drug-related
conviction from her youth had been declared on every Labour
Party nomination form she had filled in.
She said she was
convicted and fined on a charge of possession of cannabis
when a teenager.
Helen Clark has long been aware of this
"I find it sickening that some 25 years later
someone has anonymously passed this information to
journalists," Ruth Dyson
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Child Poverty Monitor: Food Poverty Due To Inadequate Income, Housing Cost
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