Now, I know we're two years away from an election, and we don't even know what the geography will be, but anyone willing to make a prediction on the 2009 Local Election in Pembroke?
Mine (presuming it stays the same geography & keeps 3 seats):
Hederman (IND by then)
McCartan (FG) & ??? (FF) fighting for the last seat
There is potential for change here, though. The Ward is over represented/underpopulated according to a recent City Manager's report, so we could see changes. I've heard a suggestion that Clonskeagh/Milltown might be moved into Rathmines, and Ringsend given to Pembroke. We'll have to wait and see.
The whole fun is that it's two years out, and you'll come back to this in two years' time wondering how the hell we came so far!
Two years ago, who would have predicted McDowell losing his seat or FG and FF fighting it out to top the poll? These things appear normal in hindsight, but not in advance.
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