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Saturday 17 February 2018

Labour TDs get running mates in push for seats

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

LABOUR TDs are to have running mates in the next general election, ending the days of the party running just one candidate in constituencies.

And established politicians have been warned there is danger they may lose their seats to the second candidate as the party gambles to increase its number of deputies.

Six new hopefuls have already been selected, with 12 more selection procedures currently open.

"Most TDs will have a running mate. The intention is to run two candidates -- unless there is a compelling reason not to," a party source said.

Irish Independent

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