IND candidate withdraws from DSW byelection, telling voters to boycott

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Ind candidate in Donegal South West Anne Sweeney has announced she's withdrawing her candidacy from the by-election, telling voters to boycott the election.

It's not possible for this to happen, she will be a candidate and her name will be on the ballot paper, if she gets elected she'd have to resign her seat. There is a set timeline where candidates can withdraw their name, that time has long since passed.

Sweeney told Pat Kenny that she plans to contest the General Election, but is calling on voters to boycott the by-election in the meantime.
 


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Ind candidate in Donegal South West Anne Sweeney has announced she's withdrawing her candidacy from the by-election, telling voters to boycott the election.

It's not possible for this to happen, she will be a candidate and her name will be on the ballot paper, if she gets elected she'd have to resign her seat.
who ?
 

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She hadn't a chance anyway and obviously has no grasp or understanding of politics.
 

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She should have stuck with it, I've gotten the margin of error in two elections but I know that those few hundred people agreed with what I was trying to say enough to give me that No.1 despite all the others on offer. It might should odd but I take solace from that.

She should have simply stuck with it.
 

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Absolutely silly idea; no doubt FF would seize the opportunity to claim that their perceived increased share of the vote was a sign people were supporting them.

P.
 

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She isn't eccentric, she's just light-headed. I'm not surprised given how high that horse she's sitting on is.

Anyone saying that the political system is the most to blame is handing the argument to Fianna Fáil that they were the helpless victims and no one else would've been any different.

It's like ppl saying if we had less TDs we would somehow have a miraculously better government. It's JUST PLAIN WRONG. We don't pass any less legislation, nor does it go into any less detail. We need enough representatives to adequately scrutinise legislation and the actions of government.
 

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Red C Poll on the weekend had her polling at 1%.

I think I read something maybe in the Sunday Tribune saying that she was canvassing solely via social networking sites!
 
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loop the loop stuff.

She cant withdraw

She's on the ballot paper whether she wants to be or not !!!!
 

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obviously has no grasp or understanding of politics.
Indeed . The daft woman should have continued in what is plainly a pointless excersise :rolleyes:

Im begining to think we are all living in some dark , 'Swiftian' fantasy .
 

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She was given a minute and half to put forward her manifesto on Vincent Browne and ran out of things to say with a minute left on the clock. I don't think this is going to rock the boat too much.
 

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It would be interesting to see if more people vote for her now that she has semi withdrawn- than when she was a full fledged "contender"
 

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I still plan to give her a 2 or 3 with Pringle getting also getting a 2 or 3.
 

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Heard her on Ocean FM this morning from a pre-recorded interview. She was still standing at that point and she basically said she founded a new party called the 'New Island Party' but she was the only member and no-one else could join as it was a 'concept'. Utterly bizarre and the real reason for this would probably be found in the fact that she was absolutely woeful over the last couple of weeks, could only waffle for a couple of seconds when asked why people should vote for her and I'd say she hasn't secured one vote while on the canvass.
 

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Heard her on Ocean FM this morning from a pre-recorded interview. She was still standing at that point and she basically said she founded a new party called the 'New Island Party' but she was the only member and no-one else could join as it was a 'concept'. Utterly bizarre and the real reason for this would probably be found in the fact that she was absolutely woeful over the last couple of weeks, could only waffle for a couple of seconds when asked why people should vote for her and I'd say she hasn't secured one vote while on the canvass.
As mentioned above, I don't think she is canvassing. She's running a cyber campaign.
 

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Anyone saying that the political system is the most to blame is handing the argument to Fianna Fáil that they were the helpless victims and no one else would've been any different.

It's like ppl saying if we had less TDs we would somehow have a miraculously better government. It's JUST PLAIN WRONG. We don't pass any less legislation, nor does it go into any less detail. We need enough representatives to adequately scrutinise legislation and the actions of government.
Very well said. I've always had a sneaking suspicion of that argument but I couldn't have expressed it so clearly.
 


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