Leaflet from James Lawless -Fianna Fail Committee of Twenty elections 2012 Ard-Fheis February 20, 2012
From the campaign for the Committee of Twenty elections at this year’s Fianna Fail Ard-Fheis a leaflet from candidate James Lawless. His Website
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“The committee is a long standing one and originated as 15 members elected from the ordinary membership. This was DeValera’s creation as he wanted ensure the cabinet / hierarchy remained in touch with the party faithful.
Over recent times the national executive grew extra layers and is now a much larger body and likely to be reformed in terms of composition and numbers over the new term. However it is likely the committee of 20/15 will be retained as it is unique in being the only component of the executive elected by open election across the national party.
The committee of 15 was increased to the committee of 20 with the introduction of gender quotas a few years back and now must contain 10 men and 10 women, all elected via a single ballot paper with a complex count/quota system.”
From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet in Polish from Fianna Fail candidate James Lawless who was running in Naas. The Leaflet amongst other things, explains that EU nationals are eligible to vote in Local and European Elections aand also explains the system of proportional representation. He polled 971votes and narrowly missed out on a seat.
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From the 2009 Local elections for Kildare County Council in Naas. A leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate James Lawless. Despite polling a respectable 971 votes he failed to be elected.
On the last page there is a message former Fianna Fail Councillor Anthony Creevey and the candidate pictured with him.
Creevey was previously a Councillor for the Democratic Left (and Labour) and ran in the 1997 General Election in Dublin North East for The Democratic Left. Leaflet here.
On that theme former Councillor Mick Billane was a councillor for The Workers Party, Labour and later Fianna Fail.