Saturday 25 March 2017

Why candidate Seamus Rodgers won't take no for an answer

The Labour Party hopeful who has been knocking on doors in Donegal for 54 years and been on the losing ticket 20 times. And he's not the only one...

Seamus Rodgers canvassing near Dunlewey, Co. Donegal this week. Pic: Declan Doherty
Seamus Rodgers canvassing near Dunlewey, Co. Donegal this week. Pic: Declan Doherty
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Graham Clifford

Wind-swept and sun-kissed Seamus Rodgers is battling the elements as he goes door-to-door on the island of Arranmore off Donegal.

For an incredible 54 years the Labour Party candidate in the Glenties electoral area has been knocking on doors, engaging with voters, running from dogs and handing out election literature while on the canvass.

He is just one of dozens of serial-candidates who have already contested scores of elections and who'll be hoping to win a seat next week.

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