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A poster for Lucinda Creighton during the last election. William Murphy via Flickr
The Daily Poll

Poll: Should Fine Gael allow rebel TDs to run in the next election?

There is uncertainty over whether or not Lucinda Creighton and other TDs who voted against the abortion bill will be allowed to run as candidates. Do you think they should?

THERE IS UNCERTAINTY hanging over Lucinda Creighton’s future in Fine Gael after she was asked by the Taoiseach to resign yesterday and was quickly replaced, with Paschal Donohoe taking over her ministerial role.

Creighton lost the party whip when she voted against the government on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013, joining four other TDs from her party who had rebelled in an earlier vote.

However the TD, who has been a member of the party since she was 18, has indicated that she would like to be considered as a candidate for the next general election, maintaining that she voted against the bill in order to stick to commitments made in the last election.

We want to know what you think: Should TDs who voted against the abortion bill should be allowed to stand as Fine Gael candidates in the next election?

Poll Results:

No (1644)
Yes (840)
I'm not sure (826)

Related: Creighton: I believe I made the correct decision>
Read: Varadkar: Expulsion of Fine Gael TDs ‘like losing a family member’>

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