He won convincingly quota 175 he had over 200 first preferenceDoes anyone know the voting at last night's F.F. convention? Bobby Aylward came through but was it a clear-cut win or just ok? The farming vote will mainly back Bryan as he is a former president of the IFA, but Aylward's farming background will give him a lot of backing too,
So who will appeal to the urban voters? Does the FG guy in Kilkenny city not have greater appeal on that score and so pose a threat to both, as he is coming from a populated area and is linked with Kieran Crotty (his cousin/uncle??)? So the FG convention will need to be alert.
Despite the rise of SF and Independents, I feel it will be either a FF or FG winner as both parties have always held a high percentage of the votes in the past. But, to hedge my bets, I have to admit that the times they are achanging!