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# Labour leadership
Over to you: What do you want to ask Joan Burton and Alex White?
Joan Burton and Alex White will be speaking to in the coming two weeks. What do you want to ask them?

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ONE OF THEM will be the next leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste but before that Ministers Alex White and Joan Burton are going around the country appealing to party members for their support.

In addition to lobbying Labour members and taking part in several hustings, the two candidates to replace Eamon Gilmore have also agreed to each do an interview with and answer your questions in the coming fortnight.

As part of our coverage of the Labour leadership contest we’ll be speaking to Alex White early next week and Joan Burton the following week and they’ve both agreed to take some of your pre-submitted questions.

They’ll also get to drink out of a mug – a privilege for any politician as the current Tánaiste can testify to:

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What do I need to do to ask a question?

If there is something you want to ask the next leader of the Labour – be it their priorities in government or how they are going to arrest the party’s decline – then let us know in the comments section below or else drop an email to

How will it work? will select the questions in advance of the interview and will endeavour to pick ones that cover a diverse range of topics.

The questions will not be shown to the candidates in advance.

NOTE: There will be a real, live person asking these questions, so please keep them constructive. Thanks. 

Read: 13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting

Burton v White: Nominations close, here’s what happens now in the Labour leadership race

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