Saturday 29 April 2017

Fine Gael TD John Perry meets Taoiseach in 'desperate bid' for General Election ticket

John Perry
John Perry
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Fine Gael TD John Perry met Taoiseach Enda Kenny today as he desperately tries to persuade Fine Gael to add him to the General Election ticket.

Party sources say Mr Perry raised concern over the outcome of the selection convention in Sligo/Leitrim and raised questions over the validity of a number of votes cast.

The former Minister for Small Business, who was sacked by Mr Kenny following the ministerial reshuffle, will make his case this evening at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting for the second time in a fortnight.

Sitting TD Tony McLoughlin and Gerry Reynolds were selected at the convention with Mr Perry losing out.

A source close to Mr Perry today said he remains confident he will being added.

But senior party sources rejected his optimism and said it is highly unlikely the Taoiseach will facilitate his plea.

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