Countdown to the local elections - Friday, May 24
Long-term Fine Gael activist Angela Reville has announced that she will be seeking the party's nomination to contest the local elections in the Wexford District.
The Barntown native now joins former newspaper editor Ger Walsh in seeking a place on the ticket for the Wexford Borough District, while former County Council Chairman and sitting councillor John Hegarty, confirmed in recent days that he will also seek the party nomination for the Wexford district at the selection convention on March 1.
No stranger to the Wexford political scene, Angela, from Bayview Drive, is the daughter of former councillor and Mayor Phil Roche and her husband Kieran. She served as her mother's Director of Elections and advisor during her 15 years in local politics and she also served as Director of Elections to Anna Fenlon.
She also works in Minister Michael D'Arcy's Wexford constituency office on Charlotte Street and was a pivotal member of his 2016 election team. She unsuccessfully ran for the Borough Council back in 2004, but this time around, she feels she's much better positioned to compete.
'Since the retirement of Phil Roche, Anna Fenlon and the late Pat Codd, there has been a void in Wexford town and parts of the District,' Angela said. 'I believe I have the knowledge and experience to be elected to fill that void.'
Angela says she was approached by party members and supporters in recent months with a view to running and she's excited to throw her hat in the ring.