News

Field down to 2 in contest for vacant Westmeath Council seat

Jan 19, 2022 16:01 By Shannonside News
Field down to 2 in contest for vacant Westmeath Council seat Field down to 2 in contest for vacant Westmeath Council seat
Share this article

While the field is now down to two people in the Westmeath council seat process, others who put their names forward say it hasn't put them off politics

Two candidates who had expressed an interest in contesting for the vacant seat on Westmeath County Council say they still have an interest in politics despite not being in the final round.

Sarah Seoige, a secondary teacher in Athlone, and John Tynan were the two last people out of a total of 5 to declare their intention to try to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of former councillor Jamie Moran.

Any candidate who wanted to be considered had to get the backing of six council members and only Kevin Boxer Moran and former councillor Paul Hogan have managed to do that.

Advertisement

Speaking on the Let's Talk show today , Sarah Seoige says she's disappointed she didn't get the necessary support, but she's still very interested in getting involved in politics in the future.

 

Advertisement

John Tynan who works with the Irish Wheelchair Association,and is heavily involved with community work says he wants to be a voice for people with disabilities, older people and anyone who feels ignored in our society.

 

Advertisement

The vacant seat on Westmeath County Council is due to be filled at a full meeting of the council on next Monday, but it's still not clear whether a vote will be needed, or whether a prior agreement between the parties will have decided the issue at that stage.

 

 

Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

Shannonside Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copyright © 2022 Shannonside FM. Developed by Square1 and Powered by PublisherPlus