Green Party candidate for South Antrim
Eleanor Bailey is a new Green Party candidate for South Antrim. Here she explains how she came to be standing for the 2016 Assembly election:
“My family and I have lived in Antrim from 1976 and I have worked for Antrim Borough Council for 37 years. For much of those years I organised, supervised and managed seven communinty centres. I have been involved in setting up many cross community projects. This included a very successful international youth project which allowed young people from all over the world to live and work alongside young people from Antrim.
“I was also a board member with an organisation from the Netherlands- Sticting Hulp Noord Ierland- A scheme that allowed children from Belfast and Antrim to experience time in Holland.
“I am a long standing equality campaigner and helped to establish the group “Women for Women”. The group had huge success and brought diploma courses in Women’s Studies to the Greystone Community Centre in partnership with the University of Ulster.
“I have been a supporter of integrated education in Northern Ireland for many decades, my two eldest children were founder pupils of Lagan College.
“I feel it has been a great privilage for me to have been involved with so many groups in and around the Antrim Area, and to have met lots of wonderful local people.
“That’s why I standing as a Green Party candidate. I’m determined to challenge waste and offer a progressive alternative to the traditional parties.”