Arklow Sinn Féin has nominated local man John Kelly to contest the upcoming local elections. He secured the nomination at a recent meeting of the local organisation.
Speaking after securing the nomination John said “I’m absolutely delighted to have been nominated to contest the upcoming local elections for Sinn Féin. As my own family are almost raised, I now feel the time is right to stand for election. I believe that I can bring a new voice to the Council.”
“I am lifelong Republican and have worked closely with Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady. Together we see the huge potential that Arklow and South Wicklow has to offer. If elected I will work tirelessly to unlock that potential and will be a strong voice for Arklow and South Wicklow at County Council level.”
“South Wicklow has suffered both socially and economically due to under investment by successive governments. I want to be the voice for all in Arklow Municipal District and if elected I will not be afraid to challenge the status quo that exists on Wicklow County Council.”
Speaking after securing the nomination Deputy John Brady said “It’s fantastic to have someone as talented and committed as John securing the nomination to contest the elections for Sinn Féin. The elections are due to take place on May 24th. John is local fisherman who began working on boats at the young age of 14. He lives in Marian Villas and previously operated ‘John Boys’ shop in Ferrybank. As a working father, John realises the many issues working families face.”
“John has played a leading role in many campaigns over the years and recently led a delegation of Irish Fishermen to the European Parliament in Brussels with Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riadh to fight for better fishing rights. I believe John can use that experience, the experience of being a working father and someone who is carrying on the proud Arklow seafaring tradition to make an excellent public representative for all in Arklow, and I look forward to working with John over the next few weeks to help get him elected.”