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Constituency Review Submission from Rachel Whittle

Rachel Whittle

Submission ID: S04

Date

10/02/2023

Constituency

Dublin Fingal

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From:    Rachel Whittle

Sent:      Friday 10 February 2023 16:32

To:         ELC ConstituencyReview

Subject:  My Submission – Dublin Fingal Boundary

My submission regarding the electoral constituency thing.

Hello, fingal is a large constituency as of now which has a lot of disadvantages. For example, a

local councillor in balbriggan needs to travel and canvass in new areas such as swords and

donabate. This has its disadvantages as the people of donabate and swords dont know this

councillor and the people of balbriggan local electoral area expect the councillor to represent

them.

Fingal County isn’t easy to walk, drive, bus. The locations vary by distance which is another

disadvantage.

My recommendation Is to split fingal into 2 3-seaters.

Rough Example.

1) Fingal Coastal North or Fingal Bay North: Balbriggan, Balscadden, Skerries, Loughshinny,

Balrothery, Naul, Garristown, Rush, Lusk

2) Fingal Coastal South or Fingal Bay South: Malahide, Kinsealy, Portmarnock, Rowlestown,

Oldtown, Swords, Donabate, Portrane, Ballyboughal etc.

Its very important to include either coastal or bay as fingal is a coastal constituency and it’s

important to recognize that. Just like dublin bay south etc. “Fingal North” is too plain. I would

like either coastal or bay to be included as it sounds aesthetically pleasing and is true.

Im not an expert at this but thats my sugggestions. Fingal Constituency as of now is too large and

covers too many areas. Its needs to be split In half. Many people in fingal are voting for people

that live in either end of fingal and we don’t recognize them. I live in balbriggan and dont know

any politician in south fingal! Thats a disadvantage for everyone. Two 3-seaters would be great.

Thank you rachel whittle

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