A dimming star? Lisa Chambers’ election setback raises questions over senator’s appeal

Lisa Chambers finished third out of three candidates seeking Fianna Fáil’s nomination as an MEP candidate in the midlands-north-west constituency

Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil leader in the Seanad, is hoping to contest the European elections for the midlands-north-west constituency. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

In losing her Dáil seat in the 2020 general election, the fortunes of Lisa Chambers turned suddenly.

Once a rising star within Fianna Fáil, a series of controversies around voting in the Dáil chamber and expense claims the previous year had damaged the Mayo native’s prospects at being re-elected, though she would attribute her loss to her position in favour of repealing the eighth amendment in a predominantly conservative constituency.

Then, in June 2020 as ...