Jil­lian to con­test lo­cal and Euro­pean elec­tions

Bray People - - KILMACANOGUE DIARY -

COOL­BOY WOMAN Jil­lian God­sil will now be con­test­ing both the Euro­pean and lo­cal elec­tions af­ter the Govern­ment agreed last Tues­day to abol­ish the law pre­vent­ing a per­son who has been de­clared bank­rupt from con­test­ing the polls.

Jil­lian, who had taken a High Court case chal­leng­ing the law, said she was de­lighted with the new leg­is­la­tion.

‘I heard about it last Tues­day night. I was in bed watch­ing tele­vi­sion when I got a mes­sage on Face­book con­grat­u­lat­ing me for chang­ing the law. Then I saw the link and I was to­tally flab­ber­gasted. The law pre­vent­ing bankrupts from stand­ing in the na­tional and Euro­pean elec­tions made no sense so it’s great it’s be­ing abol­ished.

‘ The whole bankruptcy laws here are cum­ber­some and not thought out. I’m be­ing en­cour­aged not to earn any money for the three years I’m bank­rupt. The laws are ac­tu­ally hand­cuff­ing people from work­ing. It’s coun­ter­pro­duc­tive.

‘Pre­vent­ing people from stand­ing in the na­tional and Euro­pean elec­tions was pun­ish­ing people for a busi­ness con­di­tion.’

Jil­lian, who is stand­ing as an In­de­pen­dent can­di­date, said she has made no de­ci­sion on what she will do if elected to both Wick­low County Coun­cil and the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment. ‘I gen­uinely don’t know what I’d do. If I go to Europe I will be a whistle­blower and I want to ne­go­ti­ate and fight to give Ire­land a fair crack at the whip and I know that if I were elected to Wick­low County Coun­cil I’d do a damn good job there too.’

She said that many people feel that as an In­de­pen­dent it’s hard to make a dif­fer­ence but said she’s proof one per­son can in­deed make a dif­fer­ence.

Jil­lian God­sil

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