Rise in support for Green Party ‘a clear message to the government’

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Green Party candidate Brian Leddin at the count centre in Limerick Racecourse. Photo: Cian Reinhardt
Green Party candidate Brian Leddin at the count centre in Limerick Racecourse. Photo: Cian Reinhardt

HAVING scored highly in the unofficial tallies during the sorting of votes on Saturday, May 25, Green Party candidate Brian Leddin believes the support shown to the Green Party nationally is a message to the government.

“We know there was a big swing to the Greens up and down the country in the last few weeks, it came through in the polls. I suppose it says people are very conscious about environmental issues and they want to see more action,” Leddin told the Limerick Post.

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Reflecting on Saturday’s unofficial tallies, the Green Party candidate said, “It was very positive for me, it looks like I’ll cross the line mid-morning or late-morning, it’s very good for Seán in City East, and Breandán is in for a shout as well.”

When asked if he thinks this is a message from the electorate to the government, Leddin said, “Yes, I think it is,” adding current Government “certainly has not done enough to deal with these issues, it is, it’s a clear message to the government.”