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Brandon Scott

Ashbourne LEA - Meath County Council

My name is Brandon Scott. I’m 26 and from Garlow Cross – a small area between Johnstown and Skryne. I’m very privileged to have been selected to contest in the upcoming Meath County Council election for the Ashbourne area as an Aontú representative.

Like many over recent years, I watched with horror as austerity, homelessness and a cost-of-living crisis decimated the ordinary person and made life virtually impracticable for honest, hard-working men and women. Soaring inflation has simply meant that those living under the Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green government have quite frankly been priced out of life.

This appalling reality should never be accepted as normal. But thankfully, it can be reversed with change. Aontú and my nomination in this local election represent an opportunity for change.

Change not only in a political sense, but a cultural change. It’s all too tempting to become disillusioned with politics and to stop voting altogether. But if you stay at home they stay in power. Aontú is a party with a backbone. In just 4 years we have created a well organised challenge to the establishment.

Give us a chance to fight for your family and your community. 

Contact details

Phone: 085 816 4400

Brandon's Local Election Leaflet

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.