Principled Campaign Doubles Green Vote in Tipperary

On behalf of Tipperary Greens and myself, I want to thank the 1341 citizens of Tipperary who chose to put a No.1 on the ballot paper beside myself and the Greens, and the 10000 plus voters who gave a No.2 or high preference.

You have doubled our vote as a percentage of votes cast from 0.8% to 1.7%

It was a good showing with a short run in and a small but dedicated team. We got to talk about the potential of localising energy to transform our local economy. We also got to challenge the other candidates on how politics is done in Ireland.

Some of the campaign team at the count centre in ThurlesI want to thank everyone who helped out or assisted in any way. The enthusiasm and belief of our campaign team inspiring. 75 people donated €3700 in just over a month – these were friends, family, colleagues and others who I did not know before. Their support allowed us to get into the arena and compete.

We ran a strong and principled campaign. I would like to see us go on from here and build a network of rural green supporters and activists.

Still a long way off - but in the arena

I ask anyone who gave a vote or a preference to consider getting involved. Let’s ensure that the unique green perspective is given to community issues in Tipperary – whether on planning, the economy, the environment or issues of social justice.

Get in touch on tipperarygreen@gmail.com text 083-8109522 or facebook.com/TipperaryGreens

Nationally with 2 Green TD’s now in the Dáil (Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin) and at 2.72% of the national vote, the Greens return to being a nationally funded party.

Pre-Voting Message from Gearóid

Final campaign message final editIt has been a great honour to take part in the general election campaign in Tipperary

I stood in the election to raise the issues of changing our energy system and moving away from the favours based politics that we have become known for. Having worked with communities for the last 10 years, I understand the difference these changes can make to the county.

With a local subscriber-financed campaign, and the support of a dedicated team, we have tried to make a difference in this campaign.

Whatever your colour, I ask you to give me your number 1 vote tomorrow and send a message to the country that Tipperary is ready to lead again. With our transferrable vote system, if your no. 1 doesn’t make the cut, your no.2 is still as good as a no. 1.

I thank you for your support.

If you have time, do share the following text with friends & colleagues: “Gearóid Fitzgibbon is running in the election on the themes of localising our energy system and better politics. Do consider giving him a 1 on Friday to put this on the agenda for the county and country. More info here gfitzgibbon.wordpress.com  ”

Don’t forget to like our campaign page Gearóid Facebook Campaign Page

On this blog http://www.gfitzgibbon.wordpress.com we also have video, audio and other clips.
On twitter @gearoid4green @TippGreens
Finally you can listen to my campaign song – composed, and performed by myself – http://www.bit.ly/newtipperary
Beir bua,
Gearóid
Radio/Audio clips: Audio clips with Gearóid
Youtube: Gearoid4Green