Found this Nessa Childers leaflet from 2004s Local Elections and thought it worth posting…..
Nessa, daughter of former President Erskine Childers won a seat for the Green Party here. She later resigned the seat and bowed out of politics only to reappear as Labour candidate for Ireland East in the 2009 Euro elections.
In Ireland we often have people leaving parties going Independent or founding their own party/group, often they are welcomed back to the party which they had left.
Not too many elected representatives switch between the main parties, so as a collector I like the fact that I have both the Green and Labour leaflets for Nessa Childers….
‘We must grasp the opportunities offered by new technologies…‘ she writes in the Labour Leaflet
Wasn’t she with Labour before she joined the Greens?
She was indeed, supposedly leaving Labour after failing to get the nomination for 2004 and then got the Green Party nomination.
The Greens would have had a councillor, Betty Reeves? , elected in Blackrock as far back as 1991, so it was fertile Green territory.
I’ll put up some of Betty Reeves stuff from then and 1985 over the next few days.
In 1985 the party had a default leaflet with an area for the candidate to add their profile into. Those I have it looks as if the candidate just stamped their message on.
I have one to hand so will post it.
Just Posted a Phil Kearney Leaflet from 1985.