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Labour candidate filmed being heckled while canvassing in viral video wins seat

Martina Genockey gained a 9.4 per cent share of the votes.

Image: Martina Genockey via YouTube

A LABOUR CANDIDATE who featured in viral video in which she was abused while canvassing has gained a seat on her local council.

Martina Genockey, who was running in Tallaght-South, had her campaign overshadowed by a video in which local residents branded her a “Labour Traitor”.

The Jobstown residents added that there wasn’t “a chance in hell” that they would vote for her.

However, 740 people did, winning her a 9.4 per cent share of the vote and gaining a place on the six-seat LEA.

Source: Broadsheet Ie/YouTube

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