Tracton's Lombard nominated for Seanad re-election
Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Tracton local and Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has been nominated for re-election to the Seanad.
Senator Lombard - who recently lost out by 552 votes for the third seat in Cork South West in the 2020 General Election - was first elected to the Seanad in 2016.
In his time in the Upper House, he has worked on three committees: Communications Climate Action and Environment; Agriculture Food and Marine, and the Specially Selected Climate Action committee.
Speaking ahead of the election, Senator Lombard said: “I am determined to retain my seat in the Upper House. To that end, I am extremely grateful to have received a nomination from the Munster Agricultural Society to contest the forthcoming election to Seanad Éireann on the Agriculture panel."
"I want to continue my work and the progress that my office has made representing the interests of our constituency at the highest level.
"The recent general election has altered the traditional face of Irish politics; these changes, as well as the unknown impact of Brexit, have thrust our political system into a period of evolution. I firmly believe that I can be a positive voice for progress within the Oireachtas as a member of Seanad Éireann.”
Senator Lombard also spoke of place for Fine Gael in West Cork, after an election which saw the party fail to win a seat in the constituency for the first. time since 1958.
"If I am successful in retaining my Seanad seat, this will commence the rebuild process for the Fine Gael brand in Cork South West."