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General Election 2016

Ashling Merriman

ELIMINATED

Name

Ashling Merriman

Party

AAA-PBP

Constituency

Kildare North

Occupation

Care attendant

Age

46

Biography

A prominent activist in her local area, this is her first time running for general election. A care attendant by profession, she is heavily involved with the anti-water charges protest movement and campaigns against other austerity measures.

Question Time

Q.

Why should someone vote for you (in 140 characters or fewer)?

I came into politics to tackle social injustice. I will try to return to the people their power to be active citizens to help themselves.

Q.

What is your number one priority for your constituency?

A better health service for the long term. Initially, to restore the government cuts that have brought our health service to crisis point.

Q.

What one thing would you like to do in your first 100 days of the new Dáil if you are elected?

I would do my utmost to tackle the housing crises. We need to use the empty NAMA properties now and build adequate social housing.

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