Kathryn McKnickle

Kathryn McKnickle – your new Green Councillor

Friday 11 October 2019

Kathryn McKnickle is the new Green Party Councillor for Holywood and Clandeboye.

Kathryn’s appointment comes after Rachel Woods became MLA for North Down after serving almost 3 years on Council.

Kathryn grew up in Bangor and went to school in Holywood. Kathryn studied in Manchester for a number of years before returning home to take up employment in the advice sector.

Kathryn spoke of her hopes for her time in Council:

“I am looking forward to building on the positive change delivered by Green Party Councillors across Ards and North Down.

“Importantly, I’ll be working to ensure that the Council takes action on the climate emergency rather than simply acknowledging it.”

Kathryn continued:

“I am committed to supporting people subjected to welfare reform, particularly with mitigations due to end in 2020.

“I believe the welfare reform changes create a system which is non-human rights complaint and unjust.

“I am also passionate about representing the views of young people. I am 22 and I want to represent my generation on a range of issues such as climate breakdown and Brexit.”

ENDS

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