Joe Duffy selected to contest local council election for Lisburn North
Sinn Féin activist Joe Duffy has been selected as the party’s candidate for the Lisburn North District Electoral Area on Lisburn and Castlereagh Council in the May 2019 local council elections.
Commenting on his selection, Joe Duffy said:
“I am delighted to have been selected by Sinn Féin to go forward for Ard Chomhairle ratification to contest the local government elections for the Lisburn North DEA.
“Our objective is to take a seat for Sinn Féin in Lisburn and we will be working hard to achieve that.
“I want to ensure all the citizens of Lisburn feel their heritage is recognised and supported within this council area.
“I will be standing up for citizens’ rights on Irish culture, on the Irish language, on the promotion of and investment in the GAA, and on support for LGBT rights and marriage equality.
“For too long Lisburn has been a one-way street with only a British and unionist identity being reflected in this city.
“If Lisburn and Castlereagh Council are serious about building a shared space, then that imbalance needs to be addressed.
“I will be a voice for everyone in the Lisburn, whether they are a Sinn Féin supporter or not.
“I will bring energy and enthusiasm to this campaign.
"Brexit threatens our businesses, local communities and ordinary people. I will stand up against it.
“It is time for a Sinn Féin councillor on Lisburn and Castlereagh council.”
Biography: 39-year-old Joe Duffy is currently a Project Manager in a cross-community education initiative in the Belfast area, working with Primary and Post Primary schools to tackle educational underachievement.
A graduate of the University of Ulster with a degree in Business Management, Joe has a wealth of managerial and project planning experience and was previously employed in the private sector where he spent twelve years in senior management.