Down District Council has welcomed a new member into the fold. Councillor Bill Corry is retiring due to ill health and has nominated his election agent and Cadogan Enright to take his seat.
A life long environmentalist, incoming Councillor Cadogan Enright entered politics in the mid 1990’s over his concerns regarding climate change Cadogan was election agent for successful Green Party MLA Brian Wilson in 2007.
On his co-option Cllr Cadogan Enright said: “I wish to thank cllr Corry for his tireless commitment to Down District Council over the years and for having the confidence to nominate me as his successor”.
Cadogan Enright is an FCCA with postgraduate qualifications in building standards and energy management. Cllr Cadogan Enright is one of the founding members of Downpatrick NGO Sustainable Development Ltd., which promotes environmentally friendly building standards and small-scale renewable energy.
One issue which will top the agenda for Cllr Cadogan Enright when he enters the Council chamber is Co. Down’s poor performance in a recent Energy Saving Trust: “Down District Council has been reported as the worst performing UK Council in terms of carbon emissions. I am seeking guidance from the Energy Saving Trust to find out how we can reverse this in time for the next local elections – all parties will have to justify their actions on this issue before the electorate, and I look forward to working with other councillors on this issue”.
Married to Brenda for 27 years, the Enright’s have five children, the eldest, Peter (24) stood as a candidate earlier this year, while the youngest is only 18-months-old. They have 3 daughters in full-time education.
MLA Brian Wilson said: “I wish to thank Cllr Bill Corry and his family for their years of service. Cllr Corry has been a fearless defender of the local environment, a true eco warrior. I know Cllr Enright will work as hard for the local community and can attest to his focus and drive as my election agent in this years elections.”
John Gormley said “Cadogan is a fantastic organiser and can be relied upon to do a good job for the people living in Down District Council. He has experience with working with people from all parties and none to achive envirommental gains, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Cadogan Enright in particular for the help he gave me in my own recent election prior to being appointed MInister of the Environment and Local Government in the Republic”.