Labour supporters in Dublin for the general election
Labour supporters in Dublin for the general election

Today, Wednesday 7th of June, members of the UK Labour Party in Dublin and supporters met at the James Connolly Statue in Dublin City Centre to call on Irish people living in the UK to vote Labour.

This is the press release they issued on 18th May 2017:

UK Labour Party members living in Ireland have called on all voters eligible to vote in the upcoming General election to ensure they are registered to vote.

UK citizens can register as overseas voter for up to 15 years after leaving the UK, as long as they were registered to vote in the UK within the previous 15 years (or, in some cases, if they were too young to have registered when they left the UK.)

Citizens of the Republic of Ireland living in the UK are also entitled to vote in UK General Elections.

UK Labour International Contact for Dublin Dan O’ Neill said: “The deadline to register is the 22nd May. Potential voters can visit for more information on how to register.”

“We’re calling on UK Citizens living in Ireland, and Irish Citizens living in the UK, to play their part in building a society of the many, not the few. The Conservative Party’s reckless handling of Brexit has not just undermined the future wellbeing of the UK economy, but it has also greatly jeopardised the wellbeing of the Irish economy and the relationship between our two islands.”

“The Tories have been breaking promises for 7 years. We cannot allow them to play politics with the lives of working people for a further 5. Politics effects people’s lives. It’s not a parlour game for the wealthy.”

“The UK Labour Party has articulated a better vision for society. One in which workers enjoy some security rather than being forced onto zero hour contracts; one which protects the right of those at work to have their say in their workplace. A society which looks after its sick in a way that puts their dignity above profiteering. A society which makes sure firms who pay their bosses more than 20 times the wage of their lowest paid do not not get government contracts.”

“Rules are different for people wishing to vote in Northern Ireland with the deadline for registration being the 18th of May so potential voters should check the website for full details.”

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