Former Fine Gael Minister and Dail deputy for Sligo, John Perry, says he is astonished at the procrastination of Fine Gael in selecting a second replacement candidate on the party ticket in the Sligo Leitrim constituency.
Over the summer, Gerry Reynolds who had been selected to run for the party in this newly drawn up constituency announced his decision to withdraw his name. He has since been replaced by Boyle based Roscommon Senator Frank Feighin on the party ticket.
Then last month cllr Sinead Maguire who had also been selected to run for the party in the same constituency also withdrew her name. It’s this second vacancy that John Perry believes now needs to be immediately filled.
He told Midwest News today that the voice of the ordinary members of Fine Gael need to be heard in this process and has called on the constituency chairman or secretary to call a meeting on the matter.