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    Default Elections 2014 and gains for the left

    The left being defined as broadly as we like for now.

    SF obviously doing well, PBPA are on ten seats in Dublin so far. Éirígí have lost their seats in Dublin and Belfast. I don't have a figure for the AAA but they are matching PBP I think, or there abouts.
    Lot of left leaning independents already in or getting there

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    Look forward to getting details of seats and votes. The Dublin West votes for the SP and PBP, and SF were resounding. This reflects the availability of candidates to vote for and work done on the ground, in an area with a big working class vote.

    SF is clearly a leftward move for many who voted SF - that doesn't make it a left party. riposte seems to favour UKIP and canvassed for SF.
    It remains to be seen whether it will act left in government.

    Did anyone compile a list of left candidates ?

    I'm sorry that Louise Minihan is gone from Dublin County Council.
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    AAA on ten I think

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    Does anyone have figures for the Green Party? Like AAA and PBP, they are usually lumped in with the Independents, but they seem to be doing reasonably well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceannaire View Post
    Does anyone have figures for the Green Party? Like AAA and PBP, they are usually lumped in with the Independents, but they seem to be doing reasonably well.
    At local level, Greens offer a real alternative to FF FG as they are less clientelist and have some principles on local environment and conservation issues.

    At National level, they are a total disaster.
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    Anyone who thinks the Green Party is a left party needs their bumps felt. Unfortunately they have risen from the grave and have a seat on Dublin City Council. Lets hope that Éirígí have been cremated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riposte View Post
    Anyone who thinks the Green Party is a left party needs their bumps felt. Unfortunately they have risen from the grave and have a seat on Dublin City Council. Lets hope that Éirígí have been cremated.
    Louise Minihan is gone on a later count, but I doubt she will disappear off the face of Dublin politics, riposte.

    It is as well that Sinn Fein is left wing / a socialist party.

    Unlike the Greens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceannaire View Post
    Does anyone have figures for the Green Party?
    So far, the following has been confirmed Afaik:

    Claire Byrne - Penbrooke South Dock
    Ciaran Cuffe - Dublin City
    Roderic O'Gorman - Castlenock, Fingal
    Catherine Martin - Dundrum
    Francis Noel Duffy - Rathfarnham
    Ossian Smyth - Dun Laoghaire
    Patrick Costello - Rathgar Rathmines (Topped the poll on first preferences)

    Some still counting, and other good results but not elected.

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    No Labour in Cork City

    New-look Cork City Council : FF 10; Sinn Fein 8; Fine Gael 5; Independent 4; AAA 3; Workers Party 1. No Labour
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliste View Post
    So far, the following has been confirmed Afaik:

    Claire Byrne - Penbrooke South Dock
    Ciaran Cuffe - Dublin City
    Roderic O'Gorman - Castlenock, Fingal
    Catherine Martin - Dundrum
    Francis Noel Duffy - Rathfarnham
    Ossian Smyth - Dun Laoghaire
    Patrick Costello - Rathgar Rathmines (Topped the poll on first preferences)

    Some still counting, and other good results but not elected.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Any idea who the Independents in Cork are ?
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    Really disappointed with the complete lack of left votes in Meath. A group between independents, Workers Party and Meath centre left were planning a pact if elected and they all seem to be languishing on really low first preferences.

    I honestly thought the change in demographics in the county with the housing boom would see a better left vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Any idea who the Independents in Cork are ?
    Yip, the rebel alliance.... led by this character called Hans Solo

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    AAA will have 14 councillors (Swords will be completed probably sometime tomorrow)

    4 on Fingal
    3 on South Dublin
    1 on DCC
    3 in Cork
    3 in Limerick

    From what I can see PBPA have 12 - all in Dublin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rpurfield View Post
    Really disappointed with the complete lack of left votes in Meath. A group between independents, Workers Party and Meath centre left were planning a pact if elected and they all seem to be languishing on really low first preferences.

    I honestly thought the change in demographics in the county with the housing boom would see a better left vote.

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    I was almost sure Seamus Mc Donagh was going to get in and do well.

    I am going to do a post about the Meath constituency and the lack of left candidates doing well (tommorrow!!)

    FG did well and FF...people never learn

    PBP got Tina Mc Veigh, John Lyons and a few others in great news.

    Delighted to see Ruth Coppinger do well...lovely person and just wish she would improve her public speaking skills, I find her lacking in presence when she speaks IMO....
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