Breaden to run in Longford MD

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Breaden to run in Longford MD

Breaden to run in Longford MD

George Breaden, an Independent candidate, has thrown his name into the hat for the upcoming Longford Municipal elections. Originally from Dublin Street in Longford town, George says he is an ordinary ‘Joe soap’, withstrong voice.

“I am a local person. What you see is what you get with me,” George told the Leader.

George vowed to speak from the heart and is funding the campaign on his own accord.

“I am not in it for the money. I don’t have a reputation and I don’t want one,” he said.

Some of the main issues George will be looking to tackle if elected are homelessness, mental health services, evictions, anti social behaviour and general corruptness. The Independent candidate wished to highlight the issue of homelessness, noting that there were 134 families in contact with the Longford County Council (LCC) last year looking to be rehomed.

“Only 34 were rehomed, but what happened to the other 100 families?” he questioned.

“There are about 80 houses around Longford going to ruin. Why can’t the county council revamp them and give them to people on the housing list?”

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The candidate then said the mental health services are “non-existent” in Longford, something he will look to rectify if elected, while he also criticised the lack of Gardaí patrolling the streets on foot. Other issues highlighted by the candidate include the condition of roads in the town, the lack of disabled parking, a lack of CCTV cameras and increased evictions.

“All I want to do is my best for Longford and its people. I am here to help people, simple as.”