Party headquarters will listen to grassroots, says Mayo FF chairperson

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Cllr Lisa Chambers

The chairperson of Fianna Fáil in Mayo says he believes there will be no overruling decree from headquarters in Dublin on who the local party should send forward for the next General Election.

The Fianna Fáil selection convention in Mayo was scheduled to take place last Sunday, but was cancelled at short notice on Friday morning, via a letter from party headquarters to members stating more time was needed to consult with the party locally on the best election strategy.

Party leader Micheál Martin had indicated that a two-candidate ticket was the preferred option in Mayo and for some time, Castlebar based Cllr Lisa Chambers and sitting TD Deputy Dara Calleary were widely regarded as sure things for selection.


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