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Does all this apply to the Leas-Cheann Comhairle?Because the CC is meant to be impartial in his role of adjudicator. He can't do that if he's being re-elected and has to play party politics. He also can't speak to the Dail in his role on behalf of his constituents. It wouldn't make any sense for him to have to stand for election.
Because they only step into place when the CC is unavailable. They're a deputy in so far as they act as a replacement, not an assistant. The day to day work for the LCC is pretty much non-existent, they focus on their work as a TD.Does all this apply to the Leas-Cheann Comhairle?
If not, why not?
Absolute crap.I think it was the custom until the seventies that the Ceann Comhairle would be appointed from from the opposition. That custom was done away with I think by well guess who?
There is no tradition of alternating speaker either.
BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Q&A: New Speaker electedNope it doesn't even have that.
Removes it. Only being a serving CC at the time of election gives you the free passI wonder would John O'Donoghue stand a chance of automatic re-election as well seeing as he was a Ceann Comhairle in the life of this Dáil or does his resignation remove that possibility?