James Browne

James Browne Wexford

Wexford politician James Browne.

Name: James Browne.
Category: Politician.


James Browne is a Fianna Fáil politician from Enniscorthy in County Wexford. Since entering politics back in 2009, Browne has served as a local councillor and as a TD in Dáil Éireann.

He is the son of John Browne, who was a Fianna Fáil TD for County Wexford between 1982 and 2016.

Browne began his career in politics in 2009, when he contested the Town Council Elections. Browne’s first election proved to be a success as he topped the poll and became the youngest member of the Enniscorthy Town Council. During his time on the Enniscorthy Town Council, he served as the Vice Chairperson.

In 2014, town councils such as the Enniscorthy Town Council were abolished by the Local Government Reform Act of 2014. As a result, Browne shifted his focus towards winning a seat on the Wexford County Council.

In May of 2014, Browne took part in the Local Elections – running as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Enniscorthy electoral area. Browne was elected to the Wexford County Council after he topped the poll with 1,969 (14.78%) first preference votes.

In February of 2016, following the retirement of his father, James contested the General Election. During the election, Browne picked up 9,827 (13.7%) first preference votes and was elected to Dáil Éireann after the tenth count.

This article is a part of our section on Biographies of Wexford people.

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