That's three seats for FG in Wicklow so..Selection Convention taking place this Thursday - three candidates to be selected, there won't be a fourth.
Timmins, Doyle, Harris are the only candidates, it won't even go to a vote.
Roche definitely running, did you not see the latest edition of the Bray People? No idea who his running mate will be, most likely somebody based in the south of the county.
Harris is very well placed indeed and has been working the ground in Bray/Greystones/Kilcoole for well over 18 months. Tbh, I'd be worried about Doyle - nobody's seen sight nor sound of him since he was elected in 2007, not even since he was promoted to Agriculture spokesman.That's three seats for FG in Wicklow so..
Not of anything specific but I have heard a few rumours of a number of parties sniffing round south Wicklow high profile possibilities as hoovers for their northern favourites. I can certainly see the rationale with no southern candidate in the mix and the possibility of 1000-2000+ easy transfers.Wicklow FG Convention delayed because of the weather - pushed back until the 13th. Doesn't matter too much really considering the candidates are all known.
Anyone else hearing rumours of a FG Wicklow opinion poll?
I think Brady will be in the shake-down for seat, he has been working away for a number of years now. Where you hear he is going down a storm.Can't imagine it's SF, I've heard that John Brady in Bray is going down a storm and will probably be in the shake-down for the last seat. They're hardly going to run two candidates and damage their chance of securing one seat, are they?
I've a bias for Harris too but it's because he's a vote winner and Doyle isn't. Harris is opening a full time ground floor constituency office in Bray from next week. It's on a busy shopping street and it's right next door to Bray post office.I've no real knowledge of the inner workings of FG but I think your faith in Harris (new kid on the block) over Doyle (possible future Minister for Agri) is a bit biased.
Personally, I really like Harris, very genuine. But I still see Doyle ahead of him in the FG shakeup.
Like I say, I don't know the inner FG story but it's my current view.