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Hannigan declares for White in leadership race

Friday, 13th June, 2014 3:57pm

Hannigan declares for White in leadership race

Alex White opening the new health centre in Summerhill last week. Photo: Seamus Farrelly.

Labour Meath East TD Dominic Hannigan has declared his support for Alex White in the race for the leadership of the Labour Party.

“I am delighted to declare my support for Alex White TD in his campaign to become leader of the Labour Party. I believe he is the right person at the right time to lead the project of renewal and restoration of the Labour Party. I believe that Alex White can be a bridge to the new generation that must lead Labour in the coming years.

“I agree with Alex White when he says that the time for cuts in public services and tax rises for people on average incomes is over. I also strongly support his stance not to stand over any significant cuts in spending in the two budgets which remain in the lifetime of the current government. I believe Alex White when he says that as leader of the Labour Party, he would not allow any significant tax changes or charges which will impact on people with average incomes.

“The message came loud and clear from the people of Meath East at the recent elections that austerity cannot continue forever. I’ve heard that message and I know that Alex White has too.

“I am confident that Alex White is the person to communicate the Labour Party’s fundamental principles, objectives and priorities to the people of Ireland. Not only does Alex White have the skills to do this with clarity, but he will also have the courage to be honest about the limits of what we can achieve as a party and to focus on what our priorities should be in Government.

“I am honoured to declare my support for Alex White as Leader of the Labour Party and I look forward to a vigorous leadership campaign that will mark the start of the Labour Party’s renewal.”

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