New chair for Limerick's Social Democrats

New chair for Limerick's Social Democrats

THE city branch of Social Democrats has elected its general election candidate Jenny Blake as its new chairperson.

Ms Blake said: “I stood in the general election in February and it was a life changing experience for me. The support I received from Cllr Elisa O’Donovan and the branch was amazing and I’m looking forward to repaying their faith in me. It’s been a really difficult few months for everyone in the branch and throughout the city during Covid-19, and it’s a really exciting time to be starting to work on new projects with the team as we start to see what life will be like for us all after Covid-19.”

Ms Blake says she recognises Limerick has serious social issues and intends to use her new position to make the Social Democrats a campaigning movement.

“The problems from February haven’t gone away,” Blake said. “We have a huge housing crisis, while the two-tier health service and the lockdown have really shown up the cracks in the system to support carers,” she said.

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