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Miriam Mowat to contest Dunedin North for DSC

Saturday 5 July 2014

Miriam Mowat to contest Dunedin North for DSC

Local Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) advocate Miriam Mowat has been selected to stand in the Dunedin North electorate for this year’s general election.

“It’s a privilege to represent the DSC on the hustings in Dunedin North. As a first time candidate I’m looking forward to talking to voters about DSC policies, and to working closely with the DSC’s Dunedin South candidate Warren Voight.

“I have a sound understanding of Dunedin’s issues. Child poverty & youth unemployment are high priorities here, as is government support to grow local business opportunities which create jobs.

“My links with social credit go back to a father who was a supporter as well as years in Timaru when I followed it closely. As time and life experience passed I became increasingly convinced of the need for reassessment of our basic fiscal situation in order to address most of our social dilemmas.”

Armed with an Honours degree in Sociology, Miriam Mowat has a strong interest in education and children’s welfare.

“I’'m convinced that decent pre-school and primary education gives children the skills they need to thrive, and is an important means of addressing some of the issues around child poverty.

“With student loan debt now at $13.5 billion, it’s time to scrap the scheme and restore publicly funded tertiary education to give young people the chance to follow their academic dreams. At the very least, adequate student allowances need to be made available to all students.

“The sociological problems of poverty, housing, unemployment, health care (including drug use and crime) are grounded in the economic and to address them competently needs a rethink. New Zealand may just about be ready to hear the sense of the DSC’s message at this election and I feel privileged to be part of the ground swell saying ‘let’s change’.”

Community involvement & voluntary work have been a big part of her life. Miriam is currently working as a child educator with PORSE.

ENDS

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