Sligo North-Leitrim GE Candidates

Mr.Ograff

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Two have declared their intention to run at the next General Election on Paddy Clancy's show on Ocean FM. Michael Comiskey and Veronica Cawley are the two in question. So what about the other parties?

Fianna Fáil:

Eamon Scanlon
Jimmy Devins
Jude Devins (Will look for nomination but wont get it)
Marc MacSharry(Will look for nomination I feel)
An outsider would be Paschal Mooney but I dont see him doing so.

Fine Gael:
John Perry
Michael Comiskey
Imelda Henry??
Tony McLoughlin??

Sinn Fein:
McManus said he wouldnt run so who will be on the line out this time?

Labour:
Cawley
O'Keeffe (I certainly think she'll look for the nomination)
McGarry

Indos:
Anything is possible!
 


Mr.Ograff

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Jude wont be looking for the nomination if his Dad is looking to keep his seat!
Jimmy is not his Dad nor his uncle as some people think. In fact I think the closest they are related is first/second cousins.
 

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Imelda is surely history after the locals. Poor result.
Why would Michael Comiskey get another run out?
 

Mr.Ograff

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Imelda is surely history after the locals. Poor result.
Why would Michael Comiskey get another run out?
I'm not saying he'll get a run out. What I'm posting is those who will seek nominations.

I think Perry would rather Comiskey run than McLoughlin. The lesser of two evils in his eye surely!
 

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Two have declared their intention to run at the next General Election on Paddy Clancy's show on Ocean FM. Michael Comiskey and Veronica Cawley are the two in question. So what about the other parties?

If Comiskey gets the nod and I doubt it he'll bomb out like last time. If LP give Cawley the nod then they are more stupid that I gave them credit for especially after the Pamela fiasco. Townies have long memories and don't like passing the old Mercy convent to look into it and see them out basking in the sun, or pushing them out of their way in Dunnes with state subsidised buggies..


Fianna Fáil:

Eamon Scanlon
Jimmy Devins
Jude Devins (Will look for nomination but wont get it)
Marc MacSharry(Will look for nomination I feel)
An outsider would be Paschal Mooney but I dont see him doing so.

No, I think Jimmy devins will have the balls to seek and get the nomination for FF, Scanlon is a shoo in..

Fine Gael:
John Perry
Michael Comiskey
Imelda Henry??
Tony McLoughlin??

Tony for sure as he made quite clear on Ocean FM after last locals. Perry a cert.

Sinn Fein:
McManus said he wouldnt run so who will be on the line out this time?

Jesus wept, please tell me you have it confirmed that "Pappa Doc" won't run but don't tell me "Baby Doc" wants to make a fool of himself in his place.
The damage these two have done to the party in the town and further afield is not for this thread.
Only the likes of Arthur has kept the whole thing from degenerating into a full blown schism. If they have any sense they'll give Arthur or Colreavy the nod or better still let them both run to maximise the Leitrim and Sligo Town SF vote respectively.


Labour:
Cawley
O'Keeffe (I certainly think she'll look for the nomination)
McGarry

Cawley, enough said as mentioned above
O'Keefe, HQ will do their damnest to get her the nod and she could just take the last seat.
McGarry, should stick to buying the 2 ltr bottles of Smirnoff up in ASDA in E'killen for his pub. The shame of it and him Mayor. Still, could be worse as he knows from looking at recent CCTV footage of late night fornications in his bar!!


Indos:
Anything is possible!

Bree, the auld campaigner to get a respectible first preference vote of around 3000 or so and a possible surprise Eirigi candidate..
 
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Fianna Fail

Scanlon as said above is a shoo in and I think Marc McSharry will get the nod as I don't believe Devins will run again.

Fine Gael

Perry is indeed a cert, but FG really have to give Tony a run too despite Perry's grievances at that because of Tony's strong local showing once again.

Labour

Well if I were Veronica I would be well pissed off if O'Keefe got the nod, but I'm sure HQ would favour O'keefe.
McGarry hasn't a hope in hell I can't see him running again, he's happy with his 2 seats.

Sinn Fein

Will be interesting, whoever runs won't get anywhere but would it be Chris?

Indos

Bree would get a decent vote I'm sure, as for an eirigi candidate retired provo? I think that's a little over optimistic on their part? I assume you're referring to Gerry who I have plenty of time for but I don't think eirigi have the manpower or base as of yet in the region.
 

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What about Senator Parnell Mooney, Leitrim is bursting for one of their own.
 

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A battle royal will undoubtly take place within the Labour Party in Sligo.Wee Jimmy has the majority of delegates,every inlaw and outlaw signed up even lifelong supporters of Zanu/FF.Veronica is hungary for the nomination,but O,Keefe has the support of the local stickies and is favoured by Gilmore/Rabitte and Head Office.
 

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Although leitrim want a candidate of their own to be elected, it seems they might not get one for a long time. With the county split in half it has become apparent that leitrim people will not vote for the candidates from their county. For example In the 2007 GE, Michael Comiskey got very poor support in North Leitrim, and Martin Kenny polled well in his hometown but not in the rest of south leitrim.
 

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A battle royal will undoubtly take place within the Labour Party in Sligo.Wee Jimmy has the majority of delegates,every inlaw and outlaw signed up even lifelong supporters of Zanu/FF.Veronica is hungary for the nomination,but O,Keefe has the support of the local stickies and is favoured by Gilmore/Rabitte and Head Office.
Would Jimmy go for it though, he hasn't a hope of taking a seat. Either does O'keefe really, and Veronica will show stronger than those two but still won't get elected. Veronica, if not given the nod, should be rightly pissed of.
 

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Would Jimmy go for it though, he hasn't a hope of taking a seat. Either does O'keefe really, and Veronica will show stronger than those two but still won't get elected. Veronica, if not given the nod, should be rightly pissed of.
Wee Jimmy is fit for anything,he has a brass neck, shops regularily in ASDA in E/killen for cheap booze and then fronts campaigns appealing for ordinary punters to shop local ie.Mooneys Bar.If he wants the nomination he has the majority of delegates.The ball is his court,its up to Veronica or Susan to do a deal ,provided hes promised something lucrative in return.
 

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McLoughlin FG,Scanlon FF,Bree IND if he runs, otherwise the Lab candidate.
When did it go up to a four seater, it is three . The people of Leitrim regret not voting for the own. Wee Wiilie O Dea drove up in a state car and told them to vote for Scanlon FF, never again. Wonder will Devins run, a decent man, but his wife is no help to him, she is a bit like the queen.
 
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When did it go up to a four seater, it is three . The people of Leitrim regret not voting for the own. Wee Wiilie O Dea drove up in a state car and told them to vote for Scanlon FF, never again. Wonder will Devins run, a decent man, but his wife is no help to him, she is a bit like queen Bess.
In fairness I think that it was my post that caused the confusion, it is of course a 3 seater, (was 4 seater up to 2002). Am I seeing consensus on FF 1 FG 1 and either Ind or Lab ??
 

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In fairness I think that it was my post that caused the confusion, it is of course a 3 seater, (was 4 seater up to 2002). Am I seeing consensus on FF 1 FG 1 and either Ind or Lab ??
No, I'm afraid it might be 2 FG and 1 FF.

That would include Perry, Mcloughlin and Scanlon. A more inept bunch you couldn't wish for.
The only one who could threaten that is Bree if he runs, I really couldn't see Labour being upto much.
 

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No, I'm afraid it might be 2 FG and 1 FF.

That would include Perry, Mcloughlin and Scanlon. A more inept bunch you couldn't wish for.
The only one who could threaten that is Bree if he runs, I really couldn't see Labour being upto much.
One never knows. All depends whether Devins opts out.
I'd say his race is run, no more ministerial stuff.
 


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