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Labour Party seek support for Seanad NUI panel candidate

March 28th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Irish Politics

Thanks to the chick who sent me the email issued by the General Secretary of the Labour Party to their members regarding the Seanad Election NUI Panel candidate, James Doorley.

No mention of Ivana Bacik on the Dublin University Panel.

Dear Friend,

My name is James Doorley and I am running for the Seanad on the NUI Panel.

I am delighted with the support I have received to date. However I am up against incumbents and others who have greater resources. Former Senator Brendan Ryan of Cork served the party and country very well in the 2002-2007 Seanad and was very unlucky to lose his seat narrowly to Ronan Mullen. I believe I can win a seat and ensure there is once again a progressive and left voice in the NUI Panel of the Seanad.

As a fellow Labour party member I need your help. I am looking for either your No. 1 vote if you are a NUI voter or alternatively if you don’t have a vote could you contact family, friends and colleagues who may have a vote to support my candidacy.

I am the only candidate on the NUI panel who clearly states my membership of the Labour Party, not only on my website but also on the election literature which was sent to all 98,000 NUI voters. I been a party member since 1996 and have campaigned in good and bad times for the party. Most recently I was Director of Elections for Deputy Dominic Hannigan in 2007 and 2011. While we lost narrowly in 2007, we trebled the Labour vote. In 2011 we won the seat and Dominic topped the poll. I am also currently Chair of the Meath East constituency council.

However I am not asking you to vote for solely on the basis that I am a Labour party member, but also because of my track record and expertise working on youth, social and consumer issues for the last 15 years. There is more information about me, why I am running and my policies and priorities at

I am also giving a commitment that if elected I will resign my post and be a full time Senator. I do not believe that Senators should be in receipt of two salaries when so many are trying to survive with no salary or a much reduced one.

I would also be grateful if you can add your name to my support map on my website @ by including your name and address and a short message if you want, it will only take a minute or so.

And finally you can like my campaign page if you have a facebook profile. Go to my facebook page here

In conclusion I would be grateful for your No. 1 vote in this election. If you do not have a vote I would be grateful if you could forward this email to family, friends and colleagues who may have a vote.

Yours sincerely,

James Doorley

James Doorley
Candidate for Seanad √Čireann-NUI Panel

Sent by Ita McAuliffe, Labour General Secretary on behalf of James Doorley



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