Friday July 3, 2020

All that’s left

It was expected to be a bad election for Labour – where can it go from here?

6th March, 2016
Joan Burton: leadership of the party now very much under

There will be reams of pages written in the coming weeks about Labour’s implosion in the general election, but the numbers tell the story best.

Two years ago, Labour had 37 TDs, four MEPs and more than 100 councillors. Today, it has seven TDs, no MEPs and 50 councillors. Its share of the first preference vote dipped from 19.4 per cent in 2011 to 6.6 per cent last week. At the start of...

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