Friday 20 October 2017

Former Labour Senator James Heffernan joins Social Democrats

Senator James Heffernan at Leinster House. Pic Tom Burke
Senator James Heffernan at Leinster House. Pic Tom Burke
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Former Labour Senator James Heffernan is to join the Social Democrats, Independent.ie can reveal.

The Limerick senator will join Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall in the newly formed party.

Mr Heffernan is expected to be officially unveiled tomorrow.

He lost the Labour Party whip in 2012 when voted against the social welfare bill.

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