23-year-old student Luke Silke has been selected as the new Aontú representative for the Tuam area.
He succeeds former Tuam Mayor Martin Ward as the party's candidate, after he announced his retirement from electoral politics.
Mr Ward served as a Tuam Town Councillor from 1999 to 2010, during that time he was elected Mayor of Tuam on two occasions.
Following a meeting of the Tuam Aontú cumann, the NUI Galway student from Cloondahamper was selected as the local representative for the party.
He also works part time as a Secretarial Assistant to the party’s leader Peadar Tóibín.
Luke Silke has been telling Midwest News about his journey into local politics.