25 May 2022

Dundalk singer pens song for local Green Party candidate

Dundalk singer pens song for local Green Party candidate

Local musician Pete Johnson has penned a song supporting Green Party candidate for GE2020 in Louth & East Meath, Mark Dearey. 

In the catchy tune, Pete calls out Greta Thunberg's "male white haters" and sings through a list of election issues - "healthcare, crime, the economy, pensions, retirement funds" - before telling people "none of this will matter if we're all underwater".  

Pete said: "If you believe that climate change is not a hoax then please give this man a scratch he is simply the salt of the earth." 

The local Green Party candidate seemed quite pleased with the original song saying: "Well now, it's not every day you get a rock song wrote about you. He might be crediting me with slightly more policies than I have worked on to date but I love it!" 

Watch the video below: 

Still undecided about who you are going to vote for? Check out the full list of candidates running in the General Election, which takes place this Saturday, February 8, in the Dundalk Democrat's comprehensive list: 

Join us throughout the weekend when we will be running a special live blog on, which will have up-to-the-minute coverage from the count centre in the Carnbeg Hotel on the Armagh Road, Dundalk. The Democrat is your number one local news outlet for all your election coverage this weekend.

Why not also check out our dedicated general election 2020 news section right here for all the latest stories. 

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