Garrett Weldon confirmed as People Before Profit candidate for next General Election
Dundalk man Garrett Weldon was last night selected as People Before Profit’s candidate for Louth/East Meath in the next General Election.
This will be the 46-year-old community worker’s second election campaign after an impressive debut poll in 2016 which saw him take 3,462 first prefence votes before finally being eliminated on the sixth count with 4,586.
The father of two, who now lives in Louth Village, was declared the party’s candidate for the next election at a selection convention last night and thanked the party for their support afterwards.
He said: “I would like to thank the two branches here in Louth for proposing me and unanimously voting for me to contest the next general election. I would also like to thank the team around me that worked tirelessly at the last election and for their continuing support.
“A big thanks to Dave Gaughran and campaign manager from the last election and the next one Audrey Fergus. We also have a great team in Drogheda working hard in the south of the county who travelled down to Dundalk tonight to lend their support.”
The party added in a statement on their website: “People Before Profit in Louth East Meath are ready to launch our campaign as soon as any election is called and will be working hard to win one of the five seats next time round after a fantastic first outing for Garrett Weldon and his team in the last election.”