Sinn Féin has announced three candidates to run in next year’s local elections in West Waterford. At a convention held in Waterford’s Woodlands Hotel last Friday the party membership endorsed Louise Brierley as the Sinn Féin candidate for the Lismore LEA. The convention also selected two candidates for the Dungarvan LEA where the party is looking to double its representation; Cllr. Siobhán Whelan and Conor D. McGuinness.
The convention was chaired by David Cullinane TD, who said that Sinn Féin is seeking to grow its representation across Waterford City and County.
Speaking at the convention, David Cullinane said:
“Sinn Féin is the only party that can deliver real political change at both local and national level. We have an alternative political vision for Ireland that puts the needs of communities first and which prioritises affordable housing, sustainable job creation, rural revival and the protection of our environment and shared spaces.
“Sinn Féin councillors have a track record of delivering for their constituents and communities. Louise, Siobhán and Conor are excellent candidates and I know that they will work hard for the people they represent. An expanded Sinn Féin team on Waterford City and County Council will mean strong and accessible representation, a renewed focus on community empowerment, and greater transparency and accountability in local government.”
A total of nine candidates were selected by Sinn Féin across Waterford City and County and there is a likelihood that more will be added to the ticket in the new year.