LABOUR TARGET ‘TWO SEATS IN DUBLIN WEST’
Dublin 15 Labour Party Councillor Patrick Nulty has been selected to run in the Dublin West constituency alongside Labour Party Deputy Leader Joan Burton TD. The party will be targeting two seats in the constituency in the upcoming general election.
At 28, Cllr Patrick Nulty is one of the youngest candidates selected for a major political party in the upcoming election. A Social Policy graduate of both Trinity College and UCD, he works for a homeless charity as a housing policy analyst. He is a former Chair of Labour Youth. Following a short campaign in the 2009 local elections, he topped the poll in the Mulhuddart ward. Since his election he has campaigned for the protection of Connolly Hospital and community-led planning and has hit the national headlines for exposing junkets to Bermuda and Brazil from Fingal County Council, amongst other issues.
Speaking following his selection Cllr. Nulty said “I am absolutely delighted to have been selected to contest the general election for the Labour Party. Together with Joan (Burton) I believe Labour will offer the people of Dublin West honesty and integrity in public life and a realistic plan to create jobs and promote economic development”.
“Dublin West has been hit harder than most by the Fianna Fail recession but I believe that with the right policies in place we can be drivers for recovery. We need to continue to attract high quality jobs to our industrial estates as well as supporting small and medium enterprises to get off the ground.
“This election will be a battle of ideas between those of us who believe in a growth lead recovery with job creation at its heart and those who favour the ‘slash and burn’ economics that have become Fianna Fail’s calling card’.
Labour Party finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD warmly welcomed Cllr. Nulty on to the ticket “I am very pleased to welcome Cllr. Nulty on to the general election ticket. Patrick has built up a reputation for hard work and dedication to the people of Dublin West since his election to Fingal Council in June 2009. Patrick topped the poll in the Mulhuddart ward and together I believe that we can win the trust and support of the people of Dublin West needed to secure two seats”.
Cllr. Nulty went on to argue that this would be a historic election “So many households across Dublin West are bearing the brunt of Fianna Fail’s disastrous and chaotic economic policies. There is no question that this election will be a three way contest to lead the next government. Not only is Labour committed to putting Fianna Fail out of office but we are also seeking a mandate to lead the next government. If we are to do that constituencies like Dublin West must return two Labour seats”.
“I am looking forward to a strong and positive campaign and meeting as many people as possible to discuss the future of our country and our community”.
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