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Give up Party Politics for Lent and beyond!

category national | elections | press release author Tuesday March 04, 2014 16:33author by People Before Parties - People Before Parties Report this post to the editors

In the spirit of Lent, a group of Trinity College, Dublin graduates, co-founders of the “People Before Parties”
initiative, have called on the citizens of Ireland to give up party politics.

Wayne Flanagan Tobin and Simon Hall
Wayne Flanagan Tobin and Simon Hall

Group say “Give up Party Politics for Lent”

In the spirit of Lent, a group of Trinity College, Dublin graduates, co-founders of the “People Before Parties”

initiative, have called on the citizens of Ireland to give up party politics.

The group is critical of the state of politics in this country, and urge all voters, young and old, to avoid party political bickering in the run up

to the Local and European elections in May.

Co.-Founder of the organisation, Ballsbridge-based election candidate and former Youth Officer with Catholic Youth Care, Wayne Flanagan

Tobin said:

“Political Parties are depressing people beyond belief. After canvassing a large part of my constituency Pembroke South Dock I simply advise people to forget the parties and stand with us independents with no hidden agendas. Party politics has now beyond associated with
a sense of jadedness and uncontrolled apathy. I call on people to ignore them for Lent and the 23rd of May”.

Echoing these sentiments, Simon Hall, candidate for Killiney-Shankill said:

"Independents are free to criticise and to comment on current affairs without reference to party policy, so this gives them a central role in the parliamentary process. We need more independents involved in local and national affairs so I call on voters to reject the traditional parties and vote independent!"

The group also welcomes other independents going forward.

Speaking recently about the formation of “People before Parties,” Senator David Norris welcomed the news, saying he was “delighted that young people from the universities have started putting themselves forward actively for candidacy.”

ENDS.

Media Queries: Simon Hall (0871310417

author by Lizpublication date Tue Mar 04, 2014 21:53Report this post to the editors

This party have the right idea. The parties have us driven demented. How many cuts did they support/ Why do they toe the party line? All local councils should me made up of independents (young and OLD) and give the parties a good kick up the backside.

 
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