Cllr Wadding steps down from the Co Coun­cil

Wexford People - - FRONT PAGE - By DAVID TUCKER

COUN­CIL­LOR Deirdre Wadding last night of­fi­cially an­nounced that she is step­ping down from the county coun­cil from Oc­to­ber 27.

The colour­ful Peo­ple Be­fore Profit mem­ber said yes­ter­day’s county coun­cil meet­ing was her last as would would be next Mon­day’s meet­ing of the Wex­ford bor­ough dis­trict.

She told fel­low coun­cil­lors that her men­tal health was the rea­son for her de­ci­sion to stand down.

Cllr Wadding said re­cently that a bout of ill health had forced her to re-think her pri­or­i­ties.

Deirdre Wadding was elected in May of 2014 at the lo­cal elec­tions as a can­di­date for the Peo­ple Be­fore Profit Al­liance. She picked up 599 (3.76%) first pref­er­ence votes in the Wex­ford bor­ough area be­fore edg­ing out Labour coun­cil­lor Joe Ryan.

Cllr Wadding’s re­place­ment on the coun­cil is likely to be fel­low mem­ber of Peo­ple Be­fore Profit Tony Walsh, a for­mer co­or­di­na­tor and project man­ager with Liv­ing Links and co-au­thor of ‘Un­der­stand­ing Sui­cide: Ex­pos­ing the pain within the sui­cide box’.

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