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Howlin told: we’ll put you in to keep Kelly out

Anti-Kelly bloc in parliamentary party includes Penrose, Sherlock, O’Sullivan and Ryan

15th May, 2016
Brendan Howlin is considering this weekend whether he will stand as a candidate for the Labour leadership to block Alan Kelly (right)Collins

Brendan Howlin is facing growing calls from within Labour to put himself forward for the leadership of the party, in a bid to prevent Alan Kelly from succeeding Joan Burton, who resigned last week.

Howlin is this weekend considering whether to go for the leadership, amid growing concern among many in the party at the prospect of Kelly becoming leader.

Howlin has been contacted by a number of Labour councillors in recent days who have...

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