Dr Jerry Cowley has become the latest person to throw their hat in the ring for the upcoming general election. The Mulranny based GP who was an independent TD before from 2002 to 2007 before he lost his seat in that general election. Cowley contested the 2001 general election for the Labour Party but he failed to regain the seat he lost four years earlier, polling 3,644 first preference votes, putting him in seventh place in the popular poll and was eliminated on the eighth count.
Cowley will run as part of the 'No Doctor No Village' campaign and he will officially announce his candidature at a public meeting will take place in Mulranny Amenity Centre at 8pm this evening, Tuesday, January 26. When he was elected to Dáil in 2002, Cowley got 8,709 first preference votes the second most of any one in that election. However, in the 2007 general election that dropped to 3,407 first preference votes.