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New guidebook launched for women considering getting involved in local politics

Nov 20, 2021 10:11 By Shannonside News
New guidebook launched for women considering getting involved in local politics New guidebook launched for women considering getting involved in local politics
Kathy Sheridan, Irish Times Columnist, Dr Michelle Maher, Programme Manager with See Her Elected, Mairéad O' Shea, Communications Consultant with See Her Elected and Tara Farrell, CEO of Longford Women's Link pictured at the launch of the See Her Elected 'A Guide to Running in the 2024 Local Elections' at Longford Women's Link. Pic. Brian Farrell
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Women interested in becoming involved in local politics can now get advice through a new guidebook.

See Her Elected is a collaboration between Longford Women's Link and 5050North West and is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

It provides learning and support for women by women with a specific focus on the Midlands and North West.

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The organisation has prepared the practical guide to assist candidates running in the 2024 Local Elections, with workshops taking place online from later this month until May to help women prepare for the campaign.

Programme Manager Dr Michelle Maher explains some of the areas it covers:

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Dr Michelle Maher spoke to MaryClaire Grealy about the book:

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