- Apr 14, 2009
Any news about candidates? Who are Sinn Fein going to run, and will John Dwyer contest as an independent?
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
John Dwyer wont get the country vote.Apart from John Dwyer of course. The Standard put the boot into Connick this week, so it won't all be downhill for him.
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?Pat Cody and Brendan Howlin selected for Labour ticket last night
Howlin said some weeks ago on TWIP that he would be sharing his vote, and that labour are aiming for 2 seats.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....
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...Howlin said some weeks ago on TWIP that he would be sharing his vote, and that labour are aiming for 2 seats.