Labour Dáil Candidate for Dublin Fingal
With a General Election imminent, the Labour Party has confirmed that Councillor Duncan Smith who contested the recent by-election will be the Labour Party candidate for Dublin Fingal.
As there is insufficient time for a selection convention process under Party rules, his candidature will be approved under Article 12.6 of the Labour Party Constitution when the Dáil is dissolved.
Cllr Smith said:
“I’m delighted to be chosen by the Labour Party to run for the Dáil in Dublin Fingal and honoured to be taking the torch for Labour from Brendan Ryan.
“These are certainly big shoes to fill but I am really encouraged that with Labour’s deep roots here in Fingal, and such a positive recent by-election campaign, we can go the distance in the General Election.
“I love my hometown of Swords and truly believe that the county of Fingal is the best place to raise my young family.
“But people in Fingal are facing a number of real challenges like long daily commutes and a public transport crisis, as well as a lack of affordable housing, crippling childcare costs and not enough school places to cater for our young and growing population.
“With real solutions these problems can be overcome, and I look forward to focussing on these and other issues throughout my campaign.”