Labour meet to reflect on the local elections
MEMBERS of the Wicklow Labour Party met last Wednesday in the Parkview Hotel in Newtownmountkennedy to hold their monthly meeting.
The gathering was mainly to review the results of the local elections in Wicklow and to congratulate the four members who fought the elections in Bray, Greystones and Wicklow town. Labour’s National Chairperson Jack O’Connor paid tribute to Cllrs Anne Ferris and Paul O’Brien, who took seats in Bray and Wicklow town, and also congratulated Ian McGahon and Anne Waithira Burke for their performances.
All four candidates thanked the party members, families and friends who worked tirelessly during the election campaign to promote the core values and principles of the party.
Jack O’Connor, in his address to the members, reiterated his commitment to stand as a Labour candidate for Wicklow at the next General Election.
‘Labour was written off at these Local Elections but it has demonstrated that by winning two council seats that we are re-building strength,’ said Mr O’Connor. ‘All of my life since I was 16, I have stood for Labour’s core values of improving the lives of working people and fighting for workers’ rights. We will fight for decent work. We will fight for decent wages. We will fight for the right to be represented at work. We will fight for investment in housing nationally. This is my pledge as Labour’s General Election candidate here in Wicklow.
The Labour party in Wicklow are also looking for people of all ages to join their ranks.
‘If you believe in decent work and decent wages and believe that you have a right to collective bargaining and representation in the workforce, then the Labour Party is the political home for you. We need to make our voices strong and loud, both here in Wicklow and right across the country, to effect the changes that have been largely ignored by the government over the last few years. Anyone who shares our values and wishes to join with us will be welcomed with open arms,’ said Mr O’Connor.
Cllr Paul O’Brien, Anne Waithira Burke, Jack O’Connor, Cllr Anne Ferris and Ian McGahon.