Sunday, May 10, 2009
Labour kicks off its campaign in Meath
Myself, Tommy and Mary at the launch in Buswells
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The local election campaign got underway in earnest later that evening. We were ready to go at midnight on Tuesday night with teams of poster erectors across the county. They worked throughout the night and the following day in fairly appalling weather. Thanks to a great effort we had all of our postering completed before the end of the week.
There are just four weeks left in the campaign. With the postering completed it's now time to move on to leafleting and canvassing. I was in the Seanad all week but managed to get some canvassing in on a few of the evenings.
I spent Saturday in Trim with our candidate for Meath County Council, Tracy McElhinney and our candidates for Trim Town Council James O'Shea and Donal O'Brien. All of them are first time candidates and all have an excellent chance of getting elected.
Tracy on the Dublin Road in Trim
We got a great reception on the doors. James seems to know absolutely everyone and Tracy was also well know, - she works in the Trim Castle Hotel so is always around the place. I hope to get back to Trim over the next four weeks to help the team.