Delaney gets Labour nod for local elections

Cllr Lisa Delaney is congratulated by Senator John Whelan following her selection as Labour's candidate to run in the Mountmellick-Borris-in-Ossory area in next year's local elections.
The county’s youngest councillor, Lisa Delaney from Patrick Street, Mountmellick has been selected as the sole candidate for Labour in the Mountmellick-Borris-in-Ossory electoral area to contest next summer’s local elections.

The county’s youngest councillor, Lisa Delaney from Patrick Street, Mountmellick has been selected as the sole candidate for Labour in the Mountmellick-Borris-in-Ossory electoral area to contest next summer’s local elections.

Cllr Lisa Delaney was co-opted onto Laois County Council and Mountmellick Town Council earlier this year when Cllr Pat Bowe passed away suddenly.

She was organised the visit to Mountmellick recently of retail guru Senator Feargal Quinn.

Cllr Delaney is a past pupil of the Rock NS and Mountmellick Community School.

She was educated at AIT where she obtained an honours degree in Business

She has worked as the full-time parliamentary assistant for the past two years for Senator John Whelan from his constituency office in Portlaoise.

“I believe that Lisa can and will be elected to one of the six seats in this area. We need more people like her involved in politics and local decision making,” Senator John Whelan said.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been selected to run in the local election campaign. Its a great opportunity for me and I intend to give it my best shot,” Cllr Delaney said.

She continued:“I have great support from my family & friends I think its important for young people to get involved in politics.”

The next Labour selection convention will be for the Portlaoise/Abbeyleix area and will be held on November 14.