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RENUA news! They’ve just lost a councillor. July 29, 2015

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Well now, that was swift work;

A councillor who joined Renua two months ago has announced his decision to leave because of what he says is the party’s U-turn on water charges.
Cllr James Charity, who was elected as an Independent to Galway County Council last year, joined Lucinda Creighton’s party in May.
He was being lined up to run in the Galway West constituency but will now revert to running as an Independent.

Two months – eh? It continues:

Cllr Charity, who polled more than 1,400 votes in the Athenry-Oranmore ward last year, said he could no longer remain in the new party because of a number of issues.

Including the water charges where Cllr. Charity suggests that the RENUA platform was against. The good Cllr. argues:

“Renua’s position on water charges was always very clear to me prior to joining, with our stated policy being ‘We fundamentally disagree with how water charges have been introduced and will continue to do so until Irish Water has been radically reformed and public waste eliminated.’

I’m not so sure that that interpretation is correct. My read was that they just disagreed with the way they were introduced. Anyhow he’s gone from them.


1. dublinstreams - July 29, 2015

I think he mistaken if he thought Renua were ever fundamentally against water charges

full very long statement https://www.facebook.com/jamesdavidcharity/posts/505033719672252


irishelectionliterature - July 30, 2015

Quite simply I’d imagine He realised that Renua weren’t taking off in the way he had hoped.


dublinstreams - July 30, 2015

nah I think its the water charges issue, he wanted to play both sides more, and then not helping him out with a Dail PQ, How does Renua really take off? Don’t think polls can really reflect small new parties well.


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