It’s always been assumed that the PDs were right of centre. Well it seems that one former PD Senator is swinging straight towards Labour… Gary notes:
No doubt part of Cannon’s decision will be based on what will deliver political success for him in the future. His four-seater Galway East constituency already has two Fine Gael TDs and two representing Fianna Fáil, leaving little room for him to capture a seat if he ran for either party. A move to Labour could enable him to combine his existing support with that for Eamon Gilmore’s party, providing a platform to build upon. With the recent poll bounce for Labour, Senator Cannon, if selected as a Labour candidate for the next General Election, would hope that this would be enough to carry him across the threshold to capture a seat from either of the Big Two.
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