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.”
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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.
Reckless Fianna Fáil demand €4.35 billion spending in just six months – Burke
Remember the extra €3.5bn Fianna Fáil called for in spending last year? – Burke
Fianna Fáil are once again attempting to speak out of both sides of their mouth by attempting to play the fiscal prudence card, while at the same time calling for lavish spending increases, Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said.