Independent candidate Michael McBride, has called for constituents in the Letterkenny -Milford electoral area, to use their vote wisely, and make themselves heard.
McBride, a current sitting councillor, has gained a lot of support for his stance against election posters in this current campaign.
McBride opted to run a NO POSTER election campaign, which drew praise from many quarters, who see them as a waste of money, a safety hazard and an eyesore to our scenic county.
However, with just four days to go until voters go to the polling stations, McBride has urged voters to make their vote count.
McBride told Donegal Daily, “I would urge all voters in the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area to use their vote this coming Friday, and make their voice heard.
“One thing that has struck me more than any other whilst canvassing is the enormous amount of anger and disappointment amongst the electorate, and a feeling that the Government is failing the people of Donegal.
“My constituents are making it very clear to me that they are being pushed to the limit of what they can bear financially and, as other candidates have noted, there is enormous concern about the forthcoming water charges, with many people feeling that this will be an added financial burden that they simply will not be able to meet.
McBride pointed out that whilst decisions on issues such as these are taken in Dáil Éireann at a national level, it is also true that all politics is local, and that it is at a local level where people can make their feelings known.
According to McBride, the forthcoming local elections are of paramount importance, as they will provide the people of the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area, and Donegal in general, with their first opportunity to give their verdict on this Government’s policies, decisions and performance.
McBride continued, “It is no good complaining about the Government’s decisions and then voting in Government party candidates.
“If voters are unhappy then they should choose a real alternative, and I believe that Independent candidates offer that alternative.
“It is time for people to give their verdict and make their views known.
“I would ask people to remember that every vote counts; and it is important that people come out on Friday to vote and exercise their Constitutional right.
“If you don’t vote, then you can’t complain when things don’t change for the better.
“If I have the honour to be elected, I intend to give a voice in the Council Chamber to the real concerns and worries faced by my constituents.
McBride points out that Party candidates, particularly Government party candidates, are governed by the whip and will always row in behind Government policy, no matter how unfair or harsh it may be.
Independent representatives can make a difference by acting and voting according to the wishes and views of their constituents and their own conscience.
McBride concluded by saying, “I would urge the voters of Donegal to bear this in mind on Friday at the ballot box.Tags: