Election 2020: Verona Murphy to stand as Independent candidate

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Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, Irish Road Haulage Association president Verona Murphy and former European Parliament member Marian Harkin have announced that they will stand in the general election

in the Dáil as there was an increasing “Dublin-rural disconnect”, and that Independent candidates had a lot to offer.said she would seek to win a seat in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, where she served as an Independent TD from 2002 to 2007. She was an MEP between 2004 and 2019 but did not contest last year’s European elections.

She said she would work with “like-minded politicians to demand long-promised balanced regional development” should she win a Dáil seat. “I believe there is a real opportunity for an Independent, either as an individual or part of an Independent grouping in the Dáil, to significantly influence the policy of the next government in relation to regional and rural issues,” she said.is to seek election in Waterford. He was co-opted onto Waterford City and County Council last January and topped the poll in Waterford City East in May’s local elections.

He said he hoped to attract support from people disappointed by the outgoing Government’s “delivery and performance for Waterford”. “We must have respect for ourselves and I want mainstream people to switch their allegiance to someone like me,” he said.

 

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