More Soc Dems strife as ex-candidate quits

Claims of growing dissatisfaction within the ranks over its leadership

23rd April, 2017
Liam Coyne

A former Social Democrat election candidate has become the latest member to quit the party, amid claims that there is growing dissatisfaction within the ranks over its leadership.

Liam Coyne, who ran in Dublin South Central last year, said the SocDems had become “too left-wing” and were failing to get any traction nationally. He also claimed it was not possible to start a new party in Ireland. His departure follows the resignation of party chair...

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