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  • 30 | July | 2015 | Carol Hunt
    democracy in real time and learn how the whole shebang works Most of think that entering politics and becoming a candidate is a Very Difficult Thing to do and Not For The Likes of Us I m hoping to prove the opposite that politics is open to all men and women particularly women as we need so many more of them in Leinster House who don t necessarily have a political background I have to say that so far my fellow Independents have been fantastic is supporting me and giving me their time and expertise It s nice to be able to deal with people who don t have to look over their shoulder in case their party pulls them up for helping out the outsider Getting people to give advice on political life isn t too hard but getting them to commit to actually working with me up until the actual election is rather more difficult Particularly as I don t know when that will be Autumn or Spring Who knows Best bets are for next February but the whole thing seemingly is the gift of the Taoiseach meaning he can call it anytime between now and the beginning

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  • And Now What? | Carol Hunt
    if they think they can get a cheaper workforce there plus communities need the lifeblood of small local business and all the social benefits it brings Obviously I support what are often called women s issues but what are really social benefits paternity benefit early child education public transport etc And of course mental health is very high on my list of priorities The day after I came out as it were Newstalk called to ask if I d chat to Sean Moncrieff about the affairs of the day and obviously running for election I m a big Moncrieff fan so that was easy to say yes to Here s the Moncrieff Interview after the ads etc But as Sean makes the point he s a pussycat and sort of on my wavelength when it comes to talking politics philosophy and what we think are the important things in life BUT I ll have to face the hard hitters at some stage who will see a rookie like me as fresh meat to maul We know who I mean don t we But that s part of the brief and I ll have to get used to it In the meantime I m working on the ground getting to meet more people in the DL constituency listening to what their issues are and planning what the best way to approach this election will be I m delighted to see that there s a new party announced this week left of centre the very best of luck to them but they seem to have swiped my political philosophy as described on my Twitter page I still believe that in the current political climate remaining an Independent is by far the best prospect for delivering honest results to constituents who understandably like

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  • 20 | July | 2015 | Carol Hunt
    in order to even think about putting yourself before the people And I have to try blog the experience so hopefully people like me who have no idea what it s like to run for office but would like to know can read it and not be totally discouraged about going into politics I also have to clearly define what my policies are basically social democratic with an interest in promoting small business in communities The local butcher hairdresser retail IT PR company garage childcare company etc aren t likely to pack up and move to India or China if they think they can get a cheaper workforce there plus communities need the lifeblood of small local business and all the social benefits it brings Obviously I support what are often called women s issues but what are really social benefits paternity benefit early child education public transport etc And of course mental health is very high on my list of priorities The day after I came out as it were Newstalk called to ask if I d chat to Sean Moncrieff about the affairs of the day and obviously running for election I m a big Moncrieff fan so

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  • Blog | Carol Hunt | Independent General Election Candidate in Dún Laoghaire | Page 6
    the wife of the incoming Cathaoirleach would be having the shirts ready for her important husband Yes its hilarious stuff Problem is the piece wasn t a political satire a Father Ted style sketch It s real It happened In 2015 In a county near you As McGreal noted at the end of his piece Mayo County Council has 30 members Currently 25 of them are men and five are women In light of yesterday s meeting perhaps it s not too difficult to see why How deranged or delusional must an Irish woman with no family political background need to be to volunteer herself for political office I m waking up in a cold sweat most nights asking myself that exact question I ve written before about all the obstacles facing women in politics I m not talking about women from traditional parties who inherit seats from fathers or brothers but those who enter solely off their own bat the five C s Childcare Confidence Culture Cash and Candidate Selection All but the last apply to me more The First Blog GE 2016 Thinking the Unthinkable 6 Jul 2015 in Uncategorized by Carol Hunt As I ve now finally decided to take the plunge put myself before the electorate I thought it might be useful to blog all my experiences of what it s like to put an election campaign together from deciding whether to run who to run for what to stand for etc etc Obviously I ve never done anything like this before nor have any of my family or friends so I m a complete newbie and will be making mistakes which more seasoned politicians wouldn t There will be so so many opportunities for me to make a total eejit of myself and I know

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  • Uncategorized | Carol Hunt | Page 6
    that the wife of the incoming Cathaoirleach would be having the shirts ready for her important husband Yes its hilarious stuff Problem is the piece wasn t a political satire a Father Ted style sketch It s real It happened In 2015 In a county near you As McGreal noted at the end of his piece Mayo County Council has 30 members Currently 25 of them are men and five are women In light of yesterday s meeting perhaps it s not too difficult to see why How deranged or delusional must an Irish woman with no family political background need to be to volunteer herself for political office I m waking up in a cold sweat most nights asking myself that exact question I ve written before about all the obstacles facing women in politics I m not talking about women from traditional parties who inherit seats from fathers or brothers but those who enter solely off their own bat the five C s Childcare Confidence Culture Cash and Candidate Selection All but the last apply to me more The First Blog GE 2016 Thinking the Unthinkable 6 Jul 2015 in Uncategorized by Carol Hunt As I ve now finally decided to take the plunge put myself before the electorate I thought it might be useful to blog all my experiences of what it s like to put an election campaign together from deciding whether to run who to run for what to stand for etc etc Obviously I ve never done anything like this before nor have any of my family or friends so I m a complete newbie and will be making mistakes which more seasoned politicians wouldn t There will be so so many opportunities for me to make a total eejit of myself and I

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  • Carol Hunt | Carol Hunt | Page 6
    fact that the wife of the incoming Cathaoirleach would be having the shirts ready for her important husband Yes its hilarious stuff Problem is the piece wasn t a political satire a Father Ted style sketch It s real It happened In 2015 In a county near you As McGreal noted at the end of his piece Mayo County Council has 30 members Currently 25 of them are men and five are women In light of yesterday s meeting perhaps it s not too difficult to see why How deranged or delusional must an Irish woman with no family political background need to be to volunteer herself for political office I m waking up in a cold sweat most nights asking myself that exact question I ve written before about all the obstacles facing women in politics I m not talking about women from traditional parties who inherit seats from fathers or brothers but those who enter solely off their own bat the five C s Childcare Confidence Culture Cash and Candidate Selection All but the last apply to me more The First Blog GE 2016 Thinking the Unthinkable 6 Jul 2015 in Uncategorized by Carol Hunt As I ve now finally decided to take the plunge put myself before the electorate I thought it might be useful to blog all my experiences of what it s like to put an election campaign together from deciding whether to run who to run for what to stand for etc etc Obviously I ve never done anything like this before nor have any of my family or friends so I m a complete newbie and will be making mistakes which more seasoned politicians wouldn t There will be so so many opportunities for me to make a total eejit of myself and

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  • 2015 | Carol Hunt | Page 4
    so far my fellow Independents have been fantastic is supporting me and giving me their time and expertise It s nice to be able to deal with people who don t have to look over their shoulder in case their party pulls them up for helping out the outsider Getting people to give advice on political life isn t too hard but getting them to commit to actually working with me up until the actual election is rather more difficult Particularly as I don t know when that will be Autumn or Spring Who knows Best bets are for next February but the whole thing seemingly is the gift of the Taoiseach meaning he can call it anytime between now and the beginning of next April Another problem of course is that I have no budget As I ve spent years working first as an actor then as a writer journalist I am all too familiar with the phrase but you ll get great exposure when people try to get you to donate your time and expertise for no financial gain I ve had so much exposure over the years it s a miracle that I haven t died from hypothermia So I understand that being asked to something just for the glory of it or whatever it is we try to spin it as is never as good as receiving good hard cash more And Now What 20 Jul 2015 in Uncategorized by Carol Hunt So what happens now Seemingly I have to get a campaign team together People who have the expertise that I clearly don t I need to define my politics and policies and of course I have to try raise cash that I so clearly don t have But thankfully this isn t the US where you need to be funded by oligarchs in order to even think about putting yourself before the people And I have to try blog the experience so hopefully people like me who have no idea what it s like to run for office but would like to know can read it and not be totally discouraged about going into politics I also have to clearly define what my policies are basically social democratic with an interest in promoting small business in communities The local butcher hairdresser retail IT PR company garage childcare company etc aren t likely to pack up and move to India or China if they think they can get a cheaper workforce there plus communities need the lifeblood of small local business and all the social benefits it brings Obviously I support what are often called women s issues but what are really social benefits paternity benefit early child education public transport etc And of course mental health is very high on my list of priorities The day after I came out as it were Newstalk called to ask if I d chat to Sean Moncrieff about the affairs of the day and obviously running for

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  • September | 2015 | Carol Hunt
    into politics in what used to be her childhood home Even though as a child of a coalition family and a lifelong Labour voter up to recently I would never have voted for either Mary Harney or Mary O Rourke s political parties they both did superb work for women and families while in office And they continue to support women in politics today of all parties and none One of the most beneficial sessions of the three days came from Women for Election co founder Niamh Gallagher on fundraising How bloody hard is it to raise funds to ask people for money when you re not a member of an established party with a political budget Very Bloody Hard And I have to admit that I ve been putting it off Yes where asking for cash goes I am the Queen of Procrastination But the time for putting it on the long finger has gone I need to get out and about my constituency with leaflets and cards explaining who I am and why I think that people should vote for me No 1 of course And that all costs money So Niamh s class was much appreciated more Equip Women for Election Bootcamp Part 1 23 Sep 2015 in Uncategorized by Carol Hunt When will the election be Truly We have no idea For some odd and very undemocratic reason the date of the election is in the Taoiseach s gift meaning he can call it anytime between now and next May Best bets are on late February or early March but who really knows Enda could wake up next Sunday read a fairly favourable poll in a newspaper and think you know now is as good a time as any to call an election And the race

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