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Syferus

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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #5145 on: January 21, 2018, 12:12:12 PM »
Surprise surprise. ....
Marylou is the only candidate to replace Gerry.
Another reason for me not to give them any preference in for thronging elections.

That's not uncommon in many parties Rossfan if you look around.

Even in parties where there ends up being only one official candidate there's massive and public jockeying for position. SF's approach was anointment. Are SF afraid the grassroots would turn against Mary Lou if they presented them with a choice?

charlieTully

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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #5146 on: January 21, 2018, 12:18:50 PM »
Surprise surprise. ....
Marylou is the only candidate to replace Gerry.
Another reason for me not to give them any preference in for thronging elections.

That's not uncommon in many parties Rossfan if you look around.

Even in parties where there ends up being only one official candidate there's massive and public jockeying for position. SF's approach was anointment. Are SF afraid the grassroots would turn against Mary Lou if they presented them with a choice?


Why do you care?

Syferus

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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #5147 on: January 21, 2018, 01:08:21 PM »
Surprise surprise. ....
Marylou is the only candidate to replace Gerry.
Another reason for me not to give them any preference in for thronging elections.

That's not uncommon in many parties Rossfan if you look around.

Even in parties where there ends up being only one official candidate there's massive and public jockeying for position. SF's approach was anointment. Are SF afraid the grassroots would turn against Mary Lou if they presented them with a choice?


Why do you care?

Because I have an interest in my country. Strange, strange question.

Il Bomber Destro

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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #5148 on: January 21, 2018, 01:54:55 PM »
Surprise surprise. ....
Marylou is the only candidate to replace Gerry.
Another reason for me not to give them any preference in for thronging elections.

That's not uncommon in many parties Rossfan if you look around.

Even in parties where there ends up being only one official candidate there's massive and public jockeying for position. SF's approach was anointment. Are SF afraid the grassroots would turn against Mary Lou if they presented them with a choice?


Why do you care?

Because I have an interest in my country. Strange, strange question.

You're a strange little man.

A very little man indeed.

What do you think of Michael Noonan's role in the Grace case?

Owen Brannigan

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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #5149 on: January 21, 2018, 03:09:56 PM »
MaryLou McDonald  - open contest, unopposed - no election needed
Brendan Howlin - open contest, unopposed - no election needed

Michael Martin - open contest, other candidates - elected
Leo Varadkar - open contest, other candidate - elected

Michelle O'Neill - closed appointment by party president - no election
Arlene Foster - open contest, unopposed - no election needed
Robin Swann - open contest, unopposed - no election needed
Naomi Long - open contest, unopposed - no election needed
Jim Allister - open contest, unopposed - no election needed

Colum Eastwood - open contest, other candidate - elected
Steven Agnew - open contest, other candidate - elected

Teresa May - open contest, unopposed - no election needed
Vince Cable -  open contest, unopposed - no election needed
Nicola Sturgeon - open contest, unopposed - no election needed

Jeremy Corbyn - open contest, other candidate - elected


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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #5150 on: January 21, 2018, 03:29:13 PM »
Was May not the winner out of a field of 5, after Cameron resigned in 2016?

Owen Brannigan

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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #5151 on: January 21, 2018, 04:18:35 PM »
Was May not the winner out of a field of 5, after Cameron resigned in 2016?

She ran initially it seemed against a number in the nomination race among MPs but when the election for leader by the members was called she did not have an opponent when Leadsom withdrew May was appointed. Hence, the Tory members did not get to see how useless she is as a campaigner before she showed them in the GE 2017.