Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Santry / Fingals Area’s Left Without Voice in Fingal County Council

Sinn Féin Fingal Representative Conor Kelly has called for answers from Fingal County Council after the aloud a situation to occur that Fingal residents from the Santry / Finglas area had to travel over 6 miles to get to a polling station to register there vote during this years local elections.

While chairing a public meeting on the issue Kelly Said "I would like to point out that there is no direct bus services to Morton Stadium from these area’s and that is took me 1 hour 30 minutes to walk from these estates to Morton Stadium polling station last week, this is comes close to gerrymandering. You only have to look around area to see the number of other premises that could have been used as a polling station, which would have resulted in this situation not occurring.

Finishing Kelly added " From looking at the turn out figures in the area’s you can clearly see there is a huge problem here, the average turn out in Fingal was 44% and the average turn out the the area’s affected which include boxes BT113, BT114, BT115, BT116, BT117 was 23%.

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