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From 1991 ‘Left Unite in Galway’ January 10, 2013

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Politics, The Left.
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This article about the 1991 Local Elections,  on the Galway Advertiser site caught my eye.
The pact had little impact electorally as The Workers Party, who had won 2 seats in 1985 (winning 8.97% of the vote) failed to win a seat , polling just 2.85% in these 1991 Local Elections (Cllr Jimmy Brick left the party a year prior to the election). Labour had won 1 seat in 1985 (10.83%) and won 2 in 1991 (with 13.21%).
What is interesting is that the pact was in place in spite of a row between the parties at National level. I wonder are there places where the local Labour Party are prepared to work with the further Left in Electoral alliances and pacts , despite opposition from headquarters.
I’ve old Galway Local Election Results in excel format here
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