Labour's Robert Dowds decides not to contest General Election

A Labour TD has announced he will not be running again in the next election.

Robert Dowds says he will not be contesting the election to retain his seat in Dublin Mid-West.

Labour won two of the four seats at the last election but only now hopes to retain one seat.

Mr Dowds told the Irish Independent that his party colleague Joanna Tuffy was better placed to retain a seat for Labour.

Labour's Robert Dowds decides not to contest General Election

Mr Dowds said: "Fine Gael and Labour managed to elect four TDs last time which was a great achievement. I got a big vote in Clondalkin but I know people are still feeling sore.

"While we have got some of those voters back, we won’t be able to return two this time."


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