Labour Performance In Donegal South West Byelection “Solid” Says Gilmore
Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore, a staunch opponent of That Sort Of Thing, has commended the Labour candidate in the Donegal South West for “a fantastic performance which is much better than coming fifth”.
Tallies suggest that Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty will win comfortably, with Fine Gael in second place and Fianna Fail in third. Labour’s Frank McBrearty narrowly defeated two independent candidates. “Only one of those independents withdrew from the competition so I think Frank has done a brilliant job”, Mr. Gilmore enthused, “and we are confident that he is well-placed to build on this performance in the forthcoming general election. In fact we expect him to be more places from the bottom of the list of candidates, particularly if more candidates run and none of them drops out in the general election”.
However it is emerging that McBrearty may not even be the Labour candidate in the general election in Donegal South West. A number of other contenders have expressed an interest in running for Labour including a rock and a promising dead badger.
Mr. Gilmore insisted this was a good sign of things to come for Labour:
“This is indicative of the strength in depth of Labour and is the type of thing that will sweep us to power in the forthcoming general election, when we will campaign on the basis of our policies which are certainly not those bad policies we hear so much about”.
Mr. McBrearty is said to be “gutted”, but the Labour Party refused to confirm that any specific physical remedy had been administered and would only say McBrearty had “gone to his room and was listening to Joy Division”