Howlin on course for party leader
WEXFOrd Deputy Brendan Howlin is tipped to become the next leader of the Labour Party. Local sources say he is viewed as the candidate most likely to bring unity and direction to Labour, which was devastated in the last election.
'I spoke to Alan (Kelly) and other colleagues this morning (Monday) and we're hoping for a consensus approach to the leadership of the party,' the former government minister told this newspaper.
Deputy Howlin was due to meet fellow members of the parliamentary party today (Tuesday) to see where there is to be agreement on a candidate for the leadership or a contest. So far, the only Labour deputy to put his name forward is Deputy Kelly.
'All will be revealed by the end of the week,' said Deputy Howlin.
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