Willie Hamilton


Hi, I was first elected by residents of Newbridge in 2009 and have served as Mayor of Newbridge after the 2009 local election. I work as a trade union official with the union Mandate that represents workers in the retail and bar trade. I moved with my family to Newbridge from Dublin in 2005 and now live in Liffey Hall.

Since moving to Newbridge, I continued being involved with the Labour Party and have worked closely with Deputy Jack Wall on issues affecting residents in Newbridge.

Having served as Vice-Chair of the Kildare Town Trades Council in 2008,  I have also acted as Chairman of the Kildare local employment service, served as a board member of the Newbridge Unemployment Centre and I am involved in the Newbridge /  Bad Lipspringe Twinning Committee

Whilst living in Dublin, I became and remain a Chairman of the Northside Partnership which is a local development company established to tackle unemployment and social exclusion in the Coolock,Darndale catchment area. My work with the Partnership have given me a great insight into how best to tackle the scourge of unemployment and how best to deal with social deprivation and community development.

I believe that we are in a period of great uncertainty with rising unemployment and economic slowdown which is sadly reflected in the record number of people signing on the dole in Newbridge.

For those reasons I decided to stand for election to the Town Council and in conjunction with my colleagues in the Labour Party we are committed to achieving a Fair Society.

Please do not hesitate to contact me about any local issues or concerns that you may have.

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Willie Hamilton

Home Address
6 The Grove, Liffey Hall
Co Kildare
087 2932124