Creighton: Some TDs in Reform Alliance 'interested' in forming new party

Creighton: Some TDs in Reform Alliance 'interested' in forming new party

Independent TD Lucinda Creighton has hinted that a new political party may form in time for the General Elections.

However, the former Minister of State for Fine Gael says she is not involved in any discussions regarding the issue.

The Dublin South-East TD is a member of the Reform Alliance after being expelled from Fine Gael in July 2013 for voting against the Government on the abortion legislation.

She has faced mounting speculation that the group of TDs are to form a new political party, but she says while discussions have not taken place within the group, there is hunger among some to form a new party.

She said: "Different people have different views and I'm not about to speak for my collegaues, but I'm sure some of them would be interested in joining or forming or being part of a political party, and who knows what the future holds.

"It's not something we have discussed, we are simply trying to put in place a structure for ourselves so that we can serve the needs of our constituents."

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