Green Party candidate for Botanic DEA (formerly Laganbank) for the May 2014 Belfast City Council election.
Clare Bailey is the Green Party’s most successful candidate in an Assembly or local government election in Belfast. She contested the Belfast South Assembly constituency and Laganbank electoral area of Belfast City Council in the 2011 polls.
Clare has worked in the community sector for many years, most recently in the Suffolk/Lenadoon interface area, where she served as a community development worker and researcher on a healthy eating project. She is currently part of the Green Party Assembly team under Steven Agnew MLA. During this time she has represented Steven on the All Party Groups for Human Trafficking, Sexual Health and UN Security Council Resolution 1325 dealing with the role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflict.
A South Belfast resident and single mother of two, Clare was a founder pupil of Lagan College, Northern Ireland’s first integrated school, and later completed a BA in Politics with Cultural and Media Studies at Queen’s University, where she was elected mature students’ officer. Clare also recently organised the very successful Alternative Miss Ulster event at Stormont to mark International Women’s Day.
“After this election, councillors will be given much more responsibility for the delivery of services and future development, including full planning powers. I want to ensure that these decisions are made in the long term interests of the community, for the common good of all Botanic residents.”
If you would like to ask Clare a question or invite her to attend an event, please contact Clare Bailey email.
You can also follow her on Twitter @ClareBaileyGPNI or keep up to date with her campaign on Facebook Vote Clare Bailey on May 22nd