Fianna Fail has added solicitor Lorraine Clifford-Lee to the ticket in Dublin Fingal for the forthcoming General Election.
Fianna Fail’s National Constituencies Committee confirmed the addition yesterday.
Her addition comes as parties attempt to meet the 30pc gender quotas for the election.
Mrs Clifford-Lee was a very prominent member of the party’s team during the 2014 local elections and is well regarded by Micheal Martin.
She is a highly active member of Fianna Fail, Lorraine plays a key role on the party’s Ard Chomhairle and is central to efforts to boost female participation in the party at all levels. She lives in Portmarnock with her journalist husband, John Lee, and their young daughter, Kitty.
She will join Senator Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fáil’s Leader in the Seanad and Spokesperson on Dublin, who was selected by members at a party convention in December.
Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Mrs Clifford Lee said: “I really look forward to working with Darragh to providing a strong team in Dublin Fingal.”
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