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Leza Houston

Leza is a working student, currently studying law in Ulster University. She lives in West Tyrone with her young family and is currently expecting her fifth child. Leza was motivated to get involved in politics to stand for human rights in the North of Ireland. She is particularly passionate about children’s rights and improving her community for children in her area. 

Leza believes in building a fairer and more equal Ireland. She believes in the traditional Republican vision that all the children of the nation should be cherished equally. For that reason, Leza is determined to work hard to improve the lives of everyone in her community.

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.