The Social Democrats have announced Cllr June Murphy as the party’s candidate to contest the next General Election in Cork East.

June is a native of Mitchelstown and has represented the people of Fermoy Municipal District in Cork County Council since 2014. In the past week, June was elected chairperson of Fermoy Municipal District.

Cllr Murphy said she was ‘really honoured and thrilled’ to be contesting the next election for the Social Democrats and vowed to represent the ‘ordinary people’ who, she feels, she can identify with.

A committed local campaigner for better mental health services, improved supports for suicide prevention, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and the needs of children with physical or intellectual disabilities and their families, Cllr Murphy said communities face enormous challenges when it comes to decent and affordable housing and proper access to healthcare.

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