Irish Election Literature

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Jimmy Somers -Labour Party -1983 Dublin Central By Election April 12, 2010

From the 1983 Dublin Central By-Election, Labour candidate Jimmy Somers. The by-election was caused by the death of Fianna Fail TD George Colley. It was a tough time for Labour who were starting a decline, they won just two of the 52 Dublin City Council seats in the 1985 Local Elections.
Jimmy Somers finished fifth behind the Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Workers Party and Sinn Fein Candidates. Fianna Fails Tom Leonard was elected.
Amongst the items mentioned is Labours commitment for a Divorce Referendum, Drugs and Crime.
Jimmy Somers is a former President of SIPTU and was previously in the ITGWU. He was also a local to the area.


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