John Maher selected as Labour’s By-Election candidate for Cork North Central
The Labour Party has selected Cllr John Maher as it’s By-Election candidate for Cork North Central.
Speaking at the event in Cork last night, Cllr Maher said he would be focusing on the key issues of housing, transport, childcare and mental health.
“It’s an honour to be selected as the Labour Party By Election Candidate for the Cork North Central Constituency. This selection convention certainly wasn’t something that I expected to be doing just four months into my term on Cork City Council but we are, where we are and I am truly honoured to be trusted with the responsibility of representing the members, the party & the people as the by election candidate for Cork North Central.
“I would also like to pay tribute to Kathleen Lynch as she retires from elected politics after many years of representing people in Cork City. Its been incredible to work alongside her, learn from her and to watch her represent the people of Cork North Central for over 25 years.
“I would just like to say, I am just an ordinary guy that wants to help and represent his community – it is that simple – I volunteer in my community, like to work with people, and try my best at anything I do.
“It has been said that this election is a forgone conclusion – I am going to have to disagree with that.
“We are in this to win it – for those who know me well, know that just taking part in something to make up the numbers is not what I am about.
“The people of Cork North Central deserve better. People deserve to have a candidate that will represent them and somebody that will break the status quo.
I want to represent people on the issues that affect them – housing, transport, childcare, mental health. The people of Cork North Central deserve so much more. I want to give them that,” Cllr Maher concluded.
Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin, T.D, said:
“I’m delighted to have Cllr John Maher as our candidate in Cork North-Central. He has already made his mark on Cork City Council, and would be an outstanding voice for Cork in Dáil Éireann.
“John is a real champion of his community. He understands the needs of Cork and his people. He will make a difference.”