The new Sligo Leitrim Fine Gael general election candidate says he hopes to bring youth and fresh thinking to politics in the region if he’s successful in taking a seat for the party.
Councillor Thomas Walsh who was elected for the first time at Mays local elections has also worked as a Dáil parliamentary assistant, and then a Ministerial Aide to former Fine Gael TD, John Perry.
He was announced last night as a running mate for Senator Frank Feighan at a meeting of the Fine Gael national executive.
The Ballygawley man says he has a good understanding of politics and believes that people do want to see some new faces in the next election.
He says he’s looking forward to the challenge of a general election and will be doing his utmost to secure a seat for the party.