Deirdre Wadding considering stepping down from council
PEOPLE Before Profit Councillor Deirdre Wadding is considering stepping down from the council later in the year.
In the meantime, she said she is fully active and is continuing to work with her constituents' cases.
Last month she took time out to reflect on the situation, and is now questioning whether she should carry on.
'Continued ill health has made me question my role as a councillor and I am currently considering steppping down, however, discussions are still ongoing at council and party level and a full statement will be issued when I have made a full decision,' she told this newspaper.
One of Wexford's most outspoken and colourful members, she has suffered from ill health for some time.
While she has still to make a formal announcement of her intentions, Cllr Davy Hynes said that he would be sorry to lose a colleague of the calibre of Deirdre whom he said 'was in agreement with him on a lot of things'.
'She has been involved in some major campaigns, like water charges, but the main problem is that, as town councillors and for all the talk of reforms, we haven't seen them and we have no power any more,' he said
Deirdre Wadding was elected in May of 2014 at the local elections as a candidate for the People Before Profit Alliance. She picked up 599 (3.76%) first preference votes in the Wexford Borough area before edging out Labour's Joe Ryan.