Wednesday 29 March 2017

Martina Devlin: No Simon or Louis, but these voters are a tough set of judges

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

Robert Kenny dismissed new leader Martin as 'just a dirty face that's been washed'

YOU hear a lot about 'The X Factor': who has it, how to define it and -- most important -- how to capitalise on it. But you don't necessarily anticipate a discussion about it on the campaign trail.

Or at least Conor Lenihan didn't yesterday. But 'expect the unexpected' is the golden rule of canvassing (and if it's not, it ought to be), so when he encountered the father of an Irish contestant on the talent show, Rebecca Creighton, he was happy to talk about the young singer.

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