LOCALS in Tuam have voiced their support for embattled TD Colm Keaveney, insisting they would back him at the next election, writes Caroline Crawford.
Residents said they supported Mr Keaveney's stance "100pc", adding that he would increase his vote in the area as a result of the move.
Mum-of-two Denise Henry said he had gained her complete support and her vote. "I think he's dead right. At least I know he'll stand by what he says," she added.
Niall Murphy (34), from Turloughmore, said he believed Labour should allow the TD to keep the role as chairman. "He stuck to his guns and they should accept that," he said.
Margaret Sweeney, from Headford, believes the move will result in more votes locally for Mr Keaveney in the next election.
Carmel Mills (60), from Tuam, said Mr Keaveney had secured her vote.
And John Ryan (54). also from Tuam, added: "I support him completely over this and he will be getting my vote."