Community Leaders and Farmers Support Councillor Cadogan Enright’s re-election bid in Downpatrick
Community leaders from villages across Lecale turned up to support Independent Downpatrick Councillor Cadogan Enright’s re-election bid on Tuesday, signing and handing in his nomination nomination papers at Down Council’s Ardglass Road HQ.
Strangford Community Association Chair Diarmuid Riordan said “Councillor Cadogan Enright has earned a place in the new Council through his tireless work and genuine effort to help and work with our communities. We need at least one of our councillors to be independent, winning his seat by hard work, not just by belonging to one of the larger parties.”
Kilclief Residents Association Chair Maurice Denvir said “I nominated Cllr. Cadogan Enright for
the new Council election, on account of his excellent work in Kilclief and other areas locally. Councillor Enright has worked year in and year out for this area, and is the only Councillor we see around here on a regular basis working on the ground”.
Ardglass Development Association Chair Mary McCargo agreed and said “Cllr. Cadogan Enright represents a radical alternative to the ‘business as usual’ approach of other politicians in our area and is never afraid to tackle the difficult campaigns that Councillors in larger parties shy away from”.
Local farmers leader Alan Montgomery said “Councillor Cadogan Enright has made a significant contribution to the economic well-being of farmers in the Lecale area though his work on renewable energy projects and economic development. The farming community needs this work to continue.”
Retired Councillor and local Green Party Leader Bill Corry praised Councillor Enright’s work with wildlife and environmental projects since the last local elections and called on local environmentalists to support the re-election campaign saying “for many years past, Downpatrick town and the Lecale coastal villages have elected a cross-community, Independent or green candidate. Councillor Cadogan Enright has been a catalyst for change in Down Council, putting the needs of Downpatrick and District ahead of party politics. I call on voters to ensure we keep an alternative voice to the domination of big parties alive in Downpatrick and along the Lecale Coast”.
Attached is a photograph of, from the left,
Strangford Community Association Chair Diarmuid Riordan,
Kilclief Residents Association Chair Maurice Denvir
Ballyhornan Realm vice-chair Barry Mervyn
Ardglass Development Association Chair Mary McCargo
Councillor Cadogan Enright, wife Brenda and son CadÓg
Ardglass Festival Committee Gerry Casey
Raholp community activist Tom Reynolds and wife Mary
Padráig MacThiranán, Knocnashinna, Downpatrick
Bill Corry, Downpatrick, ex Green Party Councillor and election agent
Chair of local Farmers collective DDFFRE Alan Montgomery, Rossglass
Secretary of local Farmers collective DDFFRE, David Chambers Tullynaskeagh