Meet Isobel

I’m Isobel Towse, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Skibbereen West Cork which spans from Clonakilty to Cape Clear and up to Dunmanway, encompassing so many stunning west Cork towns and villages.

I grew up on Sherkin Island and I have been living and working between Clonakilty and Rosscarbery for the last 10 years, teaching music in schools and working in amazing local businesses.

I am a new mum, an environmental advocate and I am passionate about representing the people and communities of West Cork in a sustainable way. I will bring an energised, empathic, young, female voice to the table, to help bring about the change in Irish politics we so badly need.

I have a BSc in International Development and Food Policy, and a Diploma in Environment, Sustainability, and Climate, both from UCC. For 2 years I have been secretarial assistant to a county councillor in a neighbouring Local Electoral Area, helping constituents meet their needs and improve their communities.

I joined the Social Democrats because I believe we can deliver the changes in policy and approach that are necessary to address the growing crises in housing, health, and climate.

Isobel’s Priorities

  • Fighting for affordable housing options for all.
  • Climate action, and the protection and enhancement of our local environment, underpinned by a Just Transition for all.
  • Supports for the arts and small businesses, investment in public services (specifically mental health services) and funding for amenities such as public toilets and shared community spaces.
  • Issues affecting women and families such as affordable childcare, extended parental leave, maternal healthcare, the provision of play areas and addressing domestic violence.

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