Burton welcomes Labour Seanad clean sweep

28 April 2016

I would like to congratulate Senators Ivana Bacik, Kevin Humphreys, Denis Landy, Ged Nash, and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, all of whom won seats for the Labour Party in the 25th Seanad.

The fact that we achieved a clean sweep, with all our vocational panel candidates winning seats, is testament to the work put in by our new senators and by our director of elections Joe Costello.

It is clear that Labour will now have a formidable team in the upper house made up of five energetic senators, all of whom are experienced politicians and committed parliamentarians.

As Labour Party members, they are also people who passionately believe in progressive politics, and I have no doubt that they will use their voice in the Seanad to promote the Labour Party ideals of fairness, equality and decent public services.

The Labour Party has had difficult few months, but looking at the result of the Seanad election this week, there is no doubt that that the fight back has begun.

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