Wexford General Election

topcat4

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Any news about candidates? Who are Sinn Fein going to run, and will John Dwyer contest as an independent?
 


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John Dwyer is running as an independent under the United Left Alliance banner.

Don't know who SF will run yet.
 

jdwex

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Any thoughts on how this will go?

2FF 2FG 1L
1FF 2FG 2L
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1FF 2FG 1L 1other (eg John Dwyer)
 

fiobi

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I think believe it or not that Sean Connick will be safe in the New Ross district.

My prediction:
1 FF 2 FG 1 LAB not sure about 5th seat it could be another Labour as Brendan Howlin is guaranteed a seat already so they can throw all their resources behind another candidate
 

jdwex

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You reckon Connick is safer than Browne?

Code:
John Browne (FF)			12,768	
Brendan Howlin	(L)		  	9,445	
Sean Connick	(FF)		  	9,826	
Paul Kehoe	(FG)		  	8,459	
Michael W D'Arcy2 Jnr	(FG)		7,692	
Lisa McDonald	(FF)		  	6,355	
Liam Twomey	(FG)		  	5,507	
John Dwyer1	(SF)		  	5,068	
Colm O'Gorman	(PD)		  	2,162	
Tom Harpur	(GP)		  	802	
Alan McGuire	(IND)		  	532
 

fiobi

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Yes because there is no real alternatives in the New Ross district area
 

slippy wicket

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If all goes best 1 FF 3 FG 1 L

I would doubt there is more than one ff seat.
 

endajo

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Yes because there is no real alternatives in the New Ross district area
Apart from John Dwyer of course. The Standard put the boot into Connick this week, so it won't all be downhill for him.
 

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Labour will run Howlin and Enniscorthy based County Councillor Pat Cody.

Toss up on Cody getting elected, may just be to raise his profile for the election after although.... who knows?
 

fiobi

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Apart from John Dwyer of course. The Standard put the boot into Connick this week, so it won't all be downhill for him.
John Dwyer wont get the country vote.

The New Ross echo has Connick on front page saying he is deeply ashamed of the way Cowen and Co managed the IMF coming in so he is trying to distance himself from Cowan prior to the election.

Most of the potential candidates for FG seem to be concentrated on north Wexford.
 

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Not so ashamed that he would resign?

Probably realised that Pat Careys "No, I am not ashamed" on Primetime was not the correct answer.
 

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Pat Cody and Brendan Howlin selected for Labour ticket last night
At least its official now many suspected it even though Ireton was saying he was going for it did he seek the nom or was it only cody?

Cody could eat into some of browns vote seeing as both are from enniscourty

I would see both FG seats safe enough and Connick safer than brown as hes is the only south new ross based candidate and some might see it better to have a man from new ross in the dail than 4 from enniscourty gorey side

If FG ran a third New Ross candidate maybe denis Kennedy this could upset things

though I wonder will brown run at all hes 62 and theres rumours of a Brown junior isnt there?

i'll call it as 2 FG 1 Lab 1 FF second i'm unsure of 3 FG seems a bit far off but equally 2 lab would be difficult enough too so its a toss up between FG lab and FF all looking for an extra seat
 

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Browne has to be under pressure from both Cody and Kehoe in mid-Wexford. I also reckon he benefitted from an alphabetical vote (1st FFer on the ticket) whose influence will be greatly diminished this time. So I reckon Connick is the safer of the two FFers. Mind you I reckon Browne will take the last seat. 3 seats is too much of an ask for FG, and Labour would need the vote split effectively to give Cody a chance - can't see Howlin pushing the boat/vote out there....
 

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Browne has to be under pressure from both Cody and Kehoe in mid-Wexford. I also reckon he benefitted from an alphabetical vote (1st FFer on the ticket) whose influence will be greatly diminished this time. So I reckon Connick is the safer of the two FFers. Mind you I reckon Browne will take the last seat. 3 seats is too much of an ask for FG, and Labour would need the vote split effectively to give Cody a chance - can't see Howlin pushing the boat/vote out there....
Howlin said some weeks ago on TWIP that he would be sharing his vote, and that labour are aiming for 2 seats.
 

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labour to win two seats in wexford

Cllr. Pat Cody was selected last night 26th to run with Brendan Howlin. This is our strongest possible team, and with some hard work, will ensure that Labour gets two seats.
 

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Can I ask what qualifications any of these candidates have to be, for example, the next Minister for Finance ? Isn't it time that we expected more from our national representatives than the ability to get potholes fixed or get a medical card for the granny ?

The job of TDs is to run the country, county councilors should concentrate on the rest
 

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Howlin said some weeks ago on TWIP that he would be sharing his vote, and that labour are aiming for 2 seats.
Wasn't singling out Howlin for particular criticism, but the fact is that the majority of the Labour vote in 07 was in and around Wexford town - which means that Howlin would have to share some of his baseto fulfil that promise...

Also, when a Senior politician of any party says "Share the vote" what they actually mean is "Share the vote on MY terms". Take for example Kildare in 1992. Stagg made damn sure the vote was shared on HIS terms - going so far as to force Wall to sit in a chair in their joint election poster so that Stagg (all five foot nothing of him) appeared taller. On the day, Stagg got 10200 votes and Wall 2800 and despite polling over 2000 seats more than FG, FG took 2 seats and Labour only 1.
 


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