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Labour row over candidate choice in Sligo-N Leitrim

category leitrim | politics / elections | other press author Monday August 23, 2010 11:26author by Star Ship - n/A Report this post to the editors

The question of a split in the Labour Party Camp is not going away

In an article in the "Sunday Tribune" on 25th July 2010, Conor McMorrow wrote about the "parachute candidate". The question that can now be asked is what the future holds and what is going to happen to the Labour Party in Sligo/N Leitrim, now that the general public and the dogs in the street, are aware that all is not well within the local party.? what a way to start an election campaign.
What if anything is going to happen?
there are some interesting comments attached to the web link below.

After the two candidates got 71 votes each, it was then decided to choose the general election candidate by a draw from a hat. But Cawley's delight at being drawn from the hat was short-lived when it was announced that under Labour Party rules it is the name that is left in the hat that wins, so O'Keefe was declared the winner.

Subsequently, it emerged that neither Cawley nor O'Keeffe won as new party rules dictate that the issue of selection be handled by Labour's executive board when there is a tie at convention. So on 10 July both candidates travelled to Dublin where they were asked to give a presentation in front of the executive.

Thirteen of the 14 people on the executive board voted on the best candidate. Ten chose O'Keeffe and three went for Cawley.

Related Link: http://www.tribune.ie/article/2010/jul/25/labour-row-over-candidate-choice-in-sligo-n-leitri/

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Boyd Barrett for Taoiseach     Peg-a-leg    Tue Aug 24, 2010 22:08 
   Labour will go into government with Fianna Fail     Plato    Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:52 
   Burton plotting?     Plato    Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:56 
   journalism?     source    Sun Aug 29, 2010 13:03 
   Get real     Realist    Sun Aug 29, 2010 13:20 
   I agree (with "realist")     Mike Novack    Sun Aug 29, 2010 13:32 
   vote your freedom away     Downes    Sun Aug 29, 2010 16:39 
   how high can you jump     Super star    Tue Aug 31, 2010 13:06 
   The simple truth     Plato    Thu Sep 02, 2010 17:06 
 10   Any news     Pauline    Sat Sep 04, 2010 19:41 
 11   United front.     Brian    Thu Sep 09, 2010 13:38 
 12   Sligo Split alive and well     Super Star    Wed Sep 15, 2010 23:32 
 13   Goodby Alwyn Love     Big Boots    Thu Sep 16, 2010 08:38 
 14   a little bit o' this and a little bit o' that ;     Sceptic    Thu Sep 16, 2010 14:16 
 15   Sour Grapes     Hughie    Thu Sep 16, 2010 20:32 
 16   Spoiled for choice.     Pauline    Sat Sep 18, 2010 18:33 
 17   You can Never improve on The Truth .     Sceptic    Sun Sep 19, 2010 04:25 
 18   Alternative     Plato    Sun Sep 19, 2010 09:11 
 19   The Rise of wonder woman     Big Boots    Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:08 
 20   Warren runs     Super Star    Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:20 
 21   hopelessly divided     Queen Maeve's husband    Sun Sep 19, 2010 13:28 
 22   No Vision     Kevin    Mon Sep 20, 2010 21:42 
 23   The Real Sligo Labour Party.     Brian    Tue Sep 21, 2010 16:02 
 24   A new Beginning     Big Boots    Sat Oct 02, 2010 08:49 
 25   Best candidate     Pauline    Mon Oct 04, 2010 22:39 
 26   Spent force     Hughie    Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:46 
 27   Spent force     Hughie    Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:46 
 28   O Keefe and Bree     Sligo Man    Sat Oct 09, 2010 13:29 
 29   FG and SF Selection Convention impact     Bog Boots    Sat Oct 16, 2010 07:44 
 30   this is exactly the manure the media usually feed us about elections     V for vendetta    Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:29 
 31   Class politics     Ned the red    Sun Oct 17, 2010 20:13 
 32   Low key     Brian    Wed Oct 20, 2010 01:15 
 33   United left alliance     Jimmy    Wed Oct 27, 2010 23:26 
 34   Welcome to Sligo     John C    Tue Nov 02, 2010 19:32 

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