Left Candidates from the 1981 General Election March 26, 2011Posted by irishelectionliterature in Left Candidates from ....
Tags: 1981 General Election, ireland, Irish Politics, Left Candidates from, The Left
As an election junkie , one the the annoying things, is the classification of Small parties into the ‘Independent’ or ‘others’ bracket. Electionsireland.org is a fantastic resource but often smaller parties are not listed or all of their candidates are not listed, especially from the pre internet age.
I’ll do a series of these posts, each covering a different election.
So I’m going to start with the 1981 General Election and list all the candidates from the Socialist Labour Party, The Socialist Party , the CPI and as many Left leaning Independents as I can.
Socialist Labour Party
Noel Browne -Dublin North Central 5031 votes **Elected
Michael O’Donoghue -Dublin North East 309 votes
Billy Keegan -Dublin North West 473 votes
Matt Merrigan -Dublin North West 209 votes
Ivor Andreas Nolan -Dublin West 63 votes
Dermot Boucher -Dun Laoghaire 575 votes
John Teehan -Wexford 447 Votes
Communist Party of Ireland
John Montgomery -Dublin West 202 votes
John Curley -Dublin North Central 156 votes
Eamonn Farrell -Dublin North West 236 votes
Denis O’Connor -Dublin South 335 votes
SFWP candidates are listed here , Joe Sherlock won a seat for them in Cork East.
That 1981 Election also saw the election of two H-Block TDs and of course Left Independent Jim Kemmy in Limerick.
Amongst other Left leaning Independents who stood were Declan Bree , Tony Gregory, Paddy Healy, Anthony Coffey and Joe Harrington. There was also Liz Noonan who stood on a Gay Rights platform in Dublin South East.