Labour TD quits politics

Labour's Mary Upton is quitting politics.

Labour's Mary Upton is quitting politics.

The Dublin South Central Deputy made the announcement this evening, just weeks after Labour's Wicklow representative Liz McManus announced she too was stepping down at the next election.

Deputy Upton was first elected to the Dáil in October 1999.

She said: "It's been a great privilege and honour to serve the people for the past eleven years.

"I have greatly enjoyed my time in the Dáil but I believe that now is the right time for me to stand down and make way for others."

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