It is expected that Labour will select one candidate for the Mayo County Council elections in June and two candidates for Castlebar Town Council at a convention today (Friday ).
Labour is trying to increase the participation of women in the electoral process by ensuring a 50-50 balance on all electoral tickets for the 2009 Local Elections. The selection convention is to be held in the Traveller’s Friend Hotel at 8pm.
Harry Barrett, a primary school teacher in Castlebar, will be the nominee for both town and county. Dr Bernie Courtney, a dentist with the HSE, will join Barrett on the ticket for Castlebar Town Council. Barrett narrowly missed out by only four votes in 2004 for the Castlebar Town Council elections.