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Childers will not contest the 2019 European Parliament elections

05/04/2013. Nessa Childers resigns from the Labour Parliamentary Party. Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers pictured at her home office this afternoon after announcing that she has left the Labour Parliamentary Party. She said 'I entered politics to help people, and am now resigning from the PLP because I no longer want to support a government that is actually hurting people,'. Childers is the latest member of Labour to leave the PLP due to their opposition of Party policy, following Tommy Broughan, Patrick Nulty, Roisin Shortall and Colm Keaveney. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

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Tuesday 18 Jul 2017

Independent MEP for Dublin, Nessa Childers has announced that she will not run as a candidate in the next European elections in 2019. “Although there are two more years until the next European elections, from this September onwards we will enter a pre-election phase. Therefore I decided to make it known that I will not contest the next European Parliament elections. I will of course continue to work as an MEP in Brussels and Strasbourg until the end of my mandate. Read More