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April.2014

WEISFJORD NEWS

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Hello, my name is Leonard Kelly. I am a 38 year old married father of four, working as an Engineer in Wexford Town. I am running as an Independent Candidate in the 2014 Wexford County Council Elections, Wexford district.

Why Independent?

BERNIE MULLEN South Wexford Rosslare I am a local woman with the interests of the local people as my priority. Married to Pat, I am a mother of five grown-up children. I am and will continue to be an active member of my community, working on the many causes that are important to me. Local politics is about local people doing the best they can for their local community. I grew up locally, and am passionate about my area.

MY PRIORITIES FOR MY LOCAL AREA ARE  Redevelopment of the area as the economy is starting to recover  Transport links for the local community and to enhance tourism  Tireless work to get more employment in the area  Social Housing with Regeneration of the local area  Working with young people of the community  Fighting for people with disabilities I am involved in various local organisations. I am the Secretary of the RNLI Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat Fundraising Branch, Producer of Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour Tops/Community Group, Facilitator of Community Summer Playschemes and assist the local church with Mass readings and Thrift Fund Collections, and fundraise for several local charities along with national ones. I want to make a difference!

087 7051733 berniemullen@eircom.net

The Party “Whip” system demands party members adhere to nationally dictated policy regardless of local impact. I will be 'Independent', with the betterment of Wexford my primary goal, meaning that I will be all about the people, not about the party.

MY PROPOSALS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

I HAVE NEVER BEEN A MEMBER OF ANY OF THE EXISTING PARTIES OR GROUPINGS, AND I AM NOT FROM A POLITICAL FAMILY. NEW FACE, NEW IDEAS!

MY PROPOSALS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

MY PROPOSALS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS, AND HOME OWNERS  Strengthen the role of local post

 Make local government more accessible to the people, giving individ- offices. A recently published report  Reduce household property taxes. uals and communities a voice. Raise predicts the closure of up to 600 post (Local government does not have the the profile of the Community Forum offices by 2017. power to remove these, but can  Push for a direct democracy vote on  Actively support local Mental Health reduce them by up to 10%, which issues such as Wind Turbines, Pylons and Wellness initiatives. As a qualified should be done immediately). and Water Fluoridisation. Counselling Psychotherapist I am acutly  Review all business rates, which are crippling small local business  Introduce a county wide youth aware of the positive impact of these. council for representatives of all local  Increase Community Policing, and and hindering the creation of jobs. secondary schools.  Support for Credit Unions, and actively support Community Alert community banking initiatives. programmes.

MY PROPOSALS FOR LOCAL ARTS, CULTURE, SPORT AND RECREATION

F: Elect Leonard Kelly

Wexford Writer Museum. Use some of the vacant municipal buildings as a Wexford writer’s museum.

E: leonard.kelly1975@gmail.com

Support the creation of Community Allotments, and sports areas. Upgrade facilities in Redmond Park to make it an area for all ages to enjoy, and walkways in scenic areas.

087 3821122


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