Labour se­lect new lo­cal elec­tion can­di­date

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

A new Labour can­di­date will run at next year’s lo­cal elec­tions in the newly formed Sk­er­ries/bal­brig­gan Lo­cal Elec­toral Area.

The new can­di­date is Séana Ó’ro­daigh and was se­lected by the lo­cal party to run, at a Labour se­lec­tion event last week.

Labour TD for Fin­gal, Bren­dan Ryan at­tended the se­lec­tion and wel­comed Ms Ó’ro­daigh to the team.

He said: ‘We are de­lighted that Seána Ó’ro­daigh has been se­lected as our can­di­date for the Sk­er­ries/bal­brig­gan Lo­cal Elec­toral Area for next year’s lo­cal elec­tions.

‘Seána is a teacher in St Pa­trick’s na­tional school in Sk­er­ries and has been a leader in youth men­tal health ini­tia­tives in the town.

‘I look for­ward to cam­paign­ing with her over the next few months as we look to re­claim a seat for Sk­er­ries and Bal­brig­gan.’

Cur­rently the party has no coun­cil­lor rep­re­sent­ing Sk­er­ries or Bal­brig­gan and are hop­ing to re­gain a seat in this newly formed ward un­der the new lo­cal elec­toral bound­aries which will be in ef­fect at next year’s lo­cal elec­tions in Fin­gal. Ms Ó’ro­daigh was wel­comed to the lo­cal Labour team by the party’s three Fin­gal County coun­cil­lors in the shape of Cllr Dun­can Smith, Cllr Brian Mc­don­agh and Cllr Robert O’donoghue.

All the par­ties that make up Fin­gal County Coun­cil’s elected mem­bers are ready­ing them­selves for bat­tle as the coun­cil’s 40 seats come up for grabs again in 2019.

(l to r) Cllr Dun­can Smith, new Labour lo­cal elec­tion can­di­date, Séana Ó’ro­daigh, Cllr Brian Mc­don­agh, Cllr Robert O’donoghue and Deputy Bren­dan Ryan TD.

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