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David Hall: Only bankers would benefit from my winning a seat in Europe

The mortgage arrears campaigner said he doesn’t think he could make any difference even if he won a seat in Europe.

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MORTGAGE ARREARS CAMPAIGNER David Hall has sought to clarify that he has no intention of running as a candidate for any party in the European elections next year.

Hall has been approached by “junior level” representatives from the three main political parties for what he described as “informal conversations” recently.

However this morning he told Twitter followers he’s not going anywhere:

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Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Hall said a number of people from different parties had approached him to talk informally about his interest in politics.

Despite his concern for “all things political”, he said right now he needs to focus his attention on helping those in mortgage distress as many more stand to lose their homes in the next year.

I’m not going to be much help to people if I’m swanning around Dublin putting posters up and campaigning.

This decision comes despite his former membership of Fianna Fáil with Hall saying he left after the “bank guarantee debacle”.

Even if he were to run and win a seat in Europe, Hall thinks he would “make no difference there”.

He told this website that the CEO of one of the major banks asked if there was any limit on the number of election posters a candidate can put up. “They’d prefer to see me in Europe as well,” he joked.

“It’s not where I am at the moment and not where I need to be at,” he added. “The only people who would benefit from my departure would be a couple of bankers.”

Related: Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe>

Read: GLEN director Tiernan Brady seeks Fianna Fáil nomination for Euro elections>

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