Peter Burke is a TD representing Longford-Westmeath. He first joined Fine Gael and was elected to Westmeath County Council and Mullingar Town Council in June 2009. He was elected to the 32nd Dáil in February 2016.
Peter represents a new generation of public representatives eager to work for their community and country and to ensure honesty and integrity in politics.
Born in Mullingar, and having lived there all his life, Peter knows the challenges and opportunities facing people in Westmeath.
Educated at St Mary’s CBS primary and secondary school in Mullingar, Peter graduated with a degree in Commerce from NUI Galway in 2004.
Subsequently, he joined Stephens Cooke & Co Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors in Mullingar and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He is 10 years in practice.
These roles have provided him with a knowledge and understanding of issues affecting families and communities He is a hardworking and dedicated public representative.
According to Peter, “I am proud to represent a party which encourages change, equality and empowerment of those who genuinely want to make a difference within their local communities.”
News & Statements
Reckless FF’s pretend prudence barely lasted a week – Burke
Reckless Fianna Fáil couldn’t hold their pretence of prudence for more than a week, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Fianna Fáil need to be honest with the public as they flip flop on their reckless spending promises - Burke
It is time for Fianna Fáil to be honest with the public as they appear to flip flop on their recent reckless spending promises, Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said.
Fianna Fáil fail yet again to outline how they will fund their €4.35bn ‘Spending for All’ calls – Burke
Fianna Fáil have yet again failed to explain how they will pay for their raft of spending calls – proving their ‘Spending for All’ approach is based in fantasy, a Fine Gael TD has said.