New face Don­nelly se­cures fi­nal seat

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 -

AT THE START of this year very few peo­ple in Wick­low had ever heard of Stephen Don­nelly and now he is rep­re­sent­ing the county in the in­com­ing Dáil hav­ing se­cured the last seat in the con­stituency early yes­ter­day morn­ing ( Tues­day).

Don­nelly was deemed elected shortly af­ter 3am with a fi­nal vote of 9,966 and he took the fi­nal seat.

Speak­ing af­ter­wards he said was ‘ex­hausted' but said it was great to be elected to rep­re­sent the peo­ple of Wick­low.

Al­though there had been spec­u­la­tion that Fine Gael would try form an agree­ment with a num­ber of like-minded In­de­pen­dents to form the 31st Dáil, Stephen said Fine Gael and Labour were in talks about form­ing the next Gov­ern­ment.

How­ever, he said he him­self would start to talk to other In­de­pen­dents yes­ter­day ‘ and see what hap­pens'.

Stephen ruled out the pos­si­bil­ity of join­ing one of the main po­lit­i­cal par­ties while in Gov­ern­ment.

For Stephen there are three main ar­eas of con­cerns, the econ­omy in­clud­ing na­tional and sov­er­eign debt, ed­u­ca­tion and po­lit­i­cal re­form. In terms of his cur­rent job at McKin­sey Ire­land Don­nelly said, ‘I guess I will be clear­ing out my desk. I haven't even thought about it.'

New mem­ber of Dáil Eire­ann Stephen Don­nelly.

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