As FG members go to the polls, local politicians have their say

Around a thousand Fine Gael members in Sligo Leitrim and south Donegal will have their say this week on the party’s next leader.

There are over 800 members eligible to vote in Sligo Leitrim and more than 500 in Donegal.

The vote will take place for those in Sligo, Leitrim and south Donegal on Thursday in the Sligo Park Hotel.

Varadkar remains the front-runner in the event but says he’s not taking anything for granted.

Speaking to Ocean FM in Sligo over the weekend, he said he’s humbled by the level of support he has received in the North West region:

Meanwhile, Former Sligo Leitrim Fine Gael TD John Perry has officially confirmed that he is to make an attempt to return to the political arena.

Speaking on North West Today, the Ballymote man refused to reveal who he would vote for in the upcoming leadership contest.

However, confirmed that he would like to go for reelection and indicated most likely for the Dail election as opposed to Council elections:

Meanwhile, the Minister for the Diaspora says that he is not worried about the perception of Leo Varadkar as a ‘Dublin man’.

Joe McHugh who is supporting Varadkar says that he is confident that he understands the regions.

Speaking to Ocean FM over the weekend in Sligo Varadkar said that he would support the development of infrastructural projects such as the A5 link between Letterkenny and the North and the N4 Dublin to Sligo route.

Joe McHugh says the North West will not be ignored under Varadkar: