IT MAY BE the only time that posing with a gangland criminal (kind of) on your election leaflet is a good thing.
One independent candidate has roped in a Love/Hate star to promote her election campaign, enrolling ‘Nidge’ to appear on her canvassing literature.
Mary Martin from Dublin 15 is featured in a picture with actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor along with the statement: “A Nudge in the right direction.” (badum-ching)
Mary uses criminal lingo to persuade you to vote for her, saying: “This went in your letterbox, right, so we know where you live! Please vote Mary Martin 1 for Council.”
Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Martin said that the photo was taken with the actor when he was filming in Castleknock, the area she is running.
“I saw him and asked would it be okay to get a photo with him and he said no problem. I explained to him that I was running for local election and I did ask if it would be okay to use the photo on my leaflets,” she said, stating “the photo is totally legitimate, it’s not photoshopped!”.
The reaction to the leaflet has been “positive” said Martin who said people are getting a good laugh from it and even some opposition candidates have called her up about it.