Local election duo Green and McGahon named ‘rides’
Two local election candidates from Dundalk may be sweating over how many votes they’ll get next month but they can at least take some heart that they’re winning plenty admirers in the looks department.
Sinn Féin’s Cllr Jennifer Green and Fine Gael’s John McGahon have both been listed on a new website called Irish Election Rides.
The idea behind the humourous blog is to feature “people we think are physically attractive who are also seeking election.”
The website does encourage people not to vote for people based on how they look though, saying “that’s just silly.”
Both Jennifer and John are newcomers to the election process. Cllr Green has served on Dundalk Town Council for the last few years but didn’t run in the 2009 elections. She gained her seat after Ian Dooley stepped down from local politics in April 2010.
Jennifer, from Mulholland Avenue, is a candidate in Dundalk South, while John, from Seatown, is running in the Dundalk-Carlingford constituency.