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de Ruyter confirmed for Invercargill

de Ruyter confirmed for Invercargill

Party leader Stephnie de Ruyter has been confirmed as the Democrats for Social Credit candidate in the Invercargill electorate for this year’s general election.

In her address to the Invercargill electorate’s selection meeting, de Ruyter said that her campaign would focus on local issues relating to the Party’s three campaign themes: economy, ecology, and equality.

“Warm homes people can afford, jobs which pay enough to live on, getting rid of GST, and a fresh look at funding for essential infrastructure are at the top of the list” she said.

“Recent statistics on contribution to GDP and employment portray this electorate in a favourable light, but the reality for most people is one of struggling to make ends meet. The elderly, the working poor, young families, small business owners are all under pressure trying to pay their bills and service debt.

“The government is selling off our assets, borrowing heavily from off shore commercial banks, and preparing to sign away our sovereignty through secret deals like the TPPA. But overseas corporations and foreign financiers can look after themselves. Who’s looking after people in Invercargill?”

De Ruyter describes herself as a hard working, independent, and staunchly parochial advocate for Invercargill.

“This electorate has been short-changed by governments for decades. School closures, centralised services, diminished health services….who voted for that?
“Southern voters can have the future they deserve by recognising that the same old voting patterns deliver the same old results, and voting for an independent voice for change on 20 Sept 2014.”

De Ruyter’s current community interests include serving on the Anderson Park Art Gallery council, as a trustee for the Invercargill Cultural Welfare Society, representing the Party on the National Council of Women, and as a Circle chairman of the Southland Women’s Club.

ENDS

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