Har­ris ‘baby’ of Le­in­ster House

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 -

SI­MON HAR­RIS is the baby of the Dáil hav­ing been elected shortly af­ter 3am yes­ter­day (Tues­day) morn­ing. The Grey­stones man took the third seat in the con­stituency hav­ing been deemed elected with a fi­nal quote of 11,512, just 239 votes shy of the quota.

Aged just 24, Har­ris came to na­tional promi­nence in June 2009 when he re­ceived three and a half times the quota in the lo­cal elec­tion.

Hoisted shoul­der high Har­ris was thrilled to take the third seat. ‘I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted and elated with the en­dorse­ment from the peo­ple of Wick­low. I am re­lieved and tired that I was elected and can't be­lieve I took the third seat.'

Si­mon feels his youth will be a great as­set to him in Le­in­ster House. ‘I will be the baby of the Dáil and I think it gives me a plat­form in which to ex­press the views of my gen­er­a­tion. Only a hand­ful of TDs un­der 30 have ever been elected to the Dáil with­out a fam­ily con­nec­tion.'

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