CLONAKILTY mother-of-two Evie Nevin has been elected vice chairperson of the Social Democrats by party members at their recent National Conference in Dublin.
The local election candidate said that she feels honoured to have been selected for this position.
‘I look forward to working to build the party and create a fairer Ireland where everyone has the opportunity to thrive,’ said Evie.
‘As a disabled woman, I felt it was important to have somebody at the table who understands the struggles of social isolation and dependency, the intricacies of the welfare system and living in rural Ireland. I look forward to working with our incoming chairperson, Morgan Nolan over the next year.’
Speaking at the National Conference, she addressed the members by saying: ‘I have never felt inspired by the policies of traditional political parties, but when I met many party members from across the country, I felt as though I’d finally found my tribe of like-minded people.’
Party co-leader Roisín Shorthall said that these are very exciting times for their growing party.
‘We’ve put down strong foundations in our first local elections with 19 fantastic new councillors and we’re now very focused on contesting the next general elections and getting more Social Democrats in the Dáil,’ said Deputy Shorthall.
‘Evie is an experienced activist and campaigner and she will bring energy, skills and experience to our new National Executive.
‘We’re very much looking forward to working with her and the rest of the party officers,’ she added.
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