Any ramifications for the General Election? Ive never heard any ringing endorsement of Kelly's candidacy from HQ. The silence is deafening.It would seem the entire committee of the Arklow branch have resigned from the party over the new selection procedures.
The joys of tokenism.There's a big story going round Arklow since May that Labour were trying to find a woman for the vacant post, I believe they contacted several women for the post and they turned it down. However, I believe they did get a woman to come in under their new policy" by way of the "selection committee!..
Seemingly she was recruited especially for the position, don't know all the details, but there seems to be a bit of trouble over the whole episode. some of the committee members in the branch have resigned as they were not in agreement with the new policy of Labour. you might get more details from Labour Party Arklow FB.... cheers