Sitting Wicklow Sinn Fein TD John Brady was unanimously selected to run for re-election in the upcoming General Election, expected in spring next year.
Brady was voted on to the ticket by Wicklow Sinn Féin members at a selection convention in the Glenview Hotel on Thursday evening.
It will be the Bray based TD’s fourth consecutive General Election contested.
Speaking at the convention, Brady said he was honoured and humbled to be chosen to represent his party in Wicklow once again, and vowed to continue to work towards building a better Wicklow.
“I’m absolutely honoured and humbled to have been unanimously selected by my colleagues in Wicklow to contest the upcoming General Election. I have worked hard to represent Wicklow and its people since being first elected to the Dáil in 2016 and believe that I have given Wicklow a strong voice in the Dáil.
“If re-elected I will continue to stand with communities, families and workers to help build an even better Wicklow and a fairer society for all.
“Unfortunately Wicklow is completely forgotten by this Government. The County is grinding to a complete halt. We are losing jobs on a daily basis, critical infrastructural to allow the County grow such as the N11 and N81 upgrades have been put on the long finger and public transport remains under invested. It’s time to get Wicklow moving.
“I have worked hard to address the housing and homeless crisis in Wicklow and will continue to work to ensure that we get affordable homes and that a rent freeze is introduced to tackle the spiralling rents,” said Brady.
Brady by concluded by thanking his family and the people of Wicklow for their support.
“I want to thank my wife Gayle & the family for the continued support and also all the Wicklow Sinn Fein members and supporters for their work and commitment. Finally I want to thank the people of Wicklow for giving me the opportunity to represent them in the 32nd Dáil and I look forward to talking to people over the next few months. “