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Trevor Sargent

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Trevor Sargent TD

Trevor Sargent is a senior Irish politician. He is a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin North and has been leader of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas since 2001.

A committed environmentalist since the early 1980s, Trevor Sargent first became politically active when he joined the Green Party in 1982. However, it wasn't until 1989 when the Green Party made an impact on national politics. In that same year Sargent tried to get elected to the European Parliament, but was unsuccessful. Two years later in 1991 he was elected to Dublin County Council. In 1992 he was elected to Dáil Éireann and has retained his seat ever since. Having been elected to Leinster House he immediately resigned his county council seat in keeping with Green party policy on dual mandates. This policy has been adopted by the government and is now compulsory. Since being elected he has been a member of many Oireachtas committees. Sargent has also been joined by a number of other Green Party TDs. At a special "Leadership Convention" in Kilkenny on October 6, 2001 Sargent was elected the first official leader of the Green Party.


Preceded by:
Newly Created Position
Leader of the Irish Green Party
2001-
Succeeded by:
Current Incumbent

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