First press release from Jennifer Whitmore TD, issued on Thursday, February 20th 2020…
Newly elected Social Democrats TD for Wicklow, Jennifer Whitmore has today attended the first day of the 33nd Dáil alongside five other elected Social Democrats TDs.
Whitmore attended her first day in the Dáil as Wicklow TD with her family, husband Tony and four children, who watched her from the Dáil gallery as names of each of the elected TDs were called out by the Clerk of the Dáil.
Speaking on her first day as Deputy Whitmore, Jennifer says “it’s a great honour to be here and to have been elected by the people of Wicklow. I look forward to working for everyone in the county and getting my teeth into the work as soon as possible. It’s been quite a whirlwind after an intense election campaign and right now the priority is to get everything up and running so that I can represent the people of Wicklow as soon and as best as possible. At the moment, I’m sorting out the logistics of representing a county and getting everything such as my office and staff into place which I will need to help me carry out my work.
“I’m delighted my family was able to accompany me into Leinster House on my first day. It was also a pleasure to meet the staff at Leinster House and the many newly elected TDs and their own families coming along for their first day too. It’s a great reminder of the privilege of being able to serve and for me it’s a privilege to be able to serve the whole county of Wicklow and its constituents.
“I want to get stuck in and start dealing with the various concerns facing residents in Wicklow for example the lack of sufficient secondary school places in north Wicklow, the public transport crisis that impacts on people from west to east, north to south, and the need for job creation across the county. In addition to all these issues, we need to focus on our climate and biodiversity responsibilities.
“Wicklow has so much potential and I look forward to working with local communities across the country to find solutions that work for them,” concludes Whitmore.
In related news, Whitmore has handed over her Greystones Municipal District Council seat to her fellow Social Democrat, Jodie Neary.
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