Defeated Longford councillor Tom Victory is being lined up by Fianna Fáil for a local area representative role in the Edgeworthstown area, writes Liam Cosgrove.
Director of Elections with Fianna Fáil, Pat O’Rourke said local party strategists made the move after the mid Longford town was left with no county councillor in the wake of the recent local elections.
“Edgeworthstown is a significantly populated area, a major town and as a result of the local elections it has been left without a councillor,” he said.
Mr O’Rourke said Mr Victory’s responsibilities mirrored the duties undertaken by party members in other parts of the country facing representational issues.
“Tom will be the point of contact for people,” he said. “It’s basically doing what a county councillor would normally do without a salary.”
A meeting to formally endorse Mr Victory’s new role is likely to be finalised at a meeting of Fianna Fáil’s National Executive later this month.
Meanwhile former councillor Frank Kilbride is to host a meeting in Edgeworthstown tomorrow to highlight the fact that a number of areas are now without councillors following the recent elections . See page 6.