John Weldon’s Priorities:

  • SME CHALLENGES
  • BYPASS AND SOCIAL HOUSING
  • LOCAL TOURISM
  • RURAL IRELAND LAGS BEHIND
  • VOLUNTEERISM
  • POLLUTION
  • FUNDING FOR EDUCATION
  • VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS

John WeldonA new name on the ballot paper for this year’s 2019 Local Elections is that of John Weldon, born and bred in Ballinhassig, he is running in the Carrigaline constituency. John’s political blood can be traced back to his great grandfather, Michael Francis Murphy from Clougheendwane, Ballinhassig, who represented his area as a Rural District Councillor in the first decade of the twentieth century. In the 1992 General Election John ran as a little known independent candidate on a pro-life, pro-business, pro-farming, pro-marine platform. In a short-run campaign which consisted mainly of posters, he polled 697 votes – beating Sinn Fein, The Workers Party and three independents. This time around, John looks forward to meeting as many constituents as possible on the doorsteps. John wants Ballinhassig and the broader Carrigaline constituency to have a strong local presence on Cork County Council. He believes he has the energy and commitment for this role. He finds it unacceptable that despite having a Fine Gael Tanaiste from the constituency and several experienced Fianna Fail public reps also in situ both at government and Council level, that Carrigaline’s main street is still haemorrhaging businesses due to lack of easy customer access. John wishes to express his heartfelt gratitude to all those who are yearning for change and who will see it as a positive step forward to vote for him on Friday 24th May 2019.