Labour Leader hustings tonight 8pm Mullingar Park Hotel

Labour Trade Unionists
09 March 2020

As part of the contest for Labour Party Leader, the third of five hustings for party members will take place tonight in the Mullingar Park Hotel from 8pm.

It will include an opening address from each TD followed by a Q&A session for members. This husting is to cover members from the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath and Wexford.

The meetings are open to accredited media. Journalists are asked to register in advance with the Labour Press Office in order to guarantee entry on the night. Questions may only be asked at the meetings by eligible Labour Party members. Individual campaigns may decide to hold their own doorsteps.

On the close of nominations, two candidates are contesting the election for a new Labour Party Leader – Alan Kelly TD and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD.

A further two hustings are planned as follows:

  • Thursday 12th March – Galway – 8pm, Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road covering Clare, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim.
  • Saturday 21st March – South Dublin – 2pm – Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, covering South Dublin and Wicklow.

To qualify for a vote, Labour Party members must have been registered at Head Office as a member at least 18 months before the close of nominations (i.e., before 28 August 2018), and their membership must be fully paid-up at least 21 days before polling day, that is by 13th March 2020.

A voting register will then be created on Friday 13th March 2020 and ballot papers will issue by post the week beginning March 16th.

The close of poll will be 12pm on Friday 3rd April and the count will be held later that day.


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