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Alixandra Halliday

Alixandra Halliday is a mother of three, graduate of the North West Regional College and halds a Honours BA degree from the University of Ulster. She has worked in the retail sector and hospitality sector – giving her first-hand insight into the damage to these sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic. Then, in 2017 Alixandra travelled to Greece to undertake humanitarian work helping Syrian refugees. She also works with her family’s business to overcome the challenges of Brexit.

Alixandra is a committed human rights and community activist, deeply critical of the neglect of Mid Ulster by Stormont. Despite electing the Deputy First Minister, Mid Ulster has not had the investment in jobs, housing and infrastructure that we are entitled to. Families are suffering financially, be it in terms of the cost of fuel, the cost of electricity and the cost of food. In Stormont, Alixandra will lead the fight to reduce VAT and Excise Duties, for investment in Mid Ulster, and to stand up for human rights for all.

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.