New party aims to recruit candidates at all levels in Leitrim

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While the national media may have been somewhat sceptical at the announcement of a new political party last week, there is no questioning the determination of TD Lucinda Creighton in her bid to offer a viable alternative to the mainstream parties by the next General Election.

While the national media may have been somewhat sceptical at the announcement of a new political party last week, there is no questioning the determination of TD Lucinda Creighton in her bid to offer a viable alternative to the mainstream parties by the next General Election.

Creighton in her bid to offer a viable alternative to the mainstream parties by the next General Election.

Speaking to the Leitrim Observer during her visit to Carrick-on-Shannon as part of a nationwide tour which includes stops in Counties Leitrim, Cavan, Longford, Mayo and Sligo this week, Deputy Creighton confirmed that she was meeting with a number of potential candidates from Co Leitrim, although she remained tight-lipped about just who they were.

“This will be a new party with a less stringent whip system and a different culture with greater encouragement of independent thinking,” pointed out Deputy Creighton.

She also stressed that the new party intended to be very much grounded in achieving sustainable and realistic growth.

Acknowledging the frustration of many people in the wake of austerity budgets, rising emigration and unemployment, Deputy Creighton said that she was committed to provided a recovery which would benefit every member of society.

The party is coming together under the four founding principles of: 1. Building an economy of entrepreneurs across the social, private and public sectors; 2. Making the Public Sector public; 3. Giving politics back to the people and 4. Measuring Government with a clear social target.

“I believe that people should have a genuine choice at the next election. It is my intention to provide that choice and since last April I have been working with an ever expanding group of highly motivated professional volunteers so that we can radically change how we run this country,” she said.

It is expected that the new party will be launched in March and Deputy Creighton is appealing for people interested in running as candidates at national and local level, or assisting in the party to get in touch via the website www. rebootireland.com