Anne and red coat add splash of colour to Dáil

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 -

LABOUR'S ANNE FER­RIS will cut a dash when she strolls into Le­in­ster House next Wed­nes­day, as she will be sport­ing what has be­come her trade­mark red coat.

Fer­ris re­tained the Labour seat which had been held by re­tir­ing TD, Liz Mc­Manus, in the wee hours of yes­ter­day ( Tues­day) morn­ing. She was deemed elected to the fourth seat with a fi­nal vote of 11,070, some 700 odd short of the quota.

‘ I am ab­so­lutely over the moon. Ab­so­lutely thrilled. I was de­lighted with my first pref­er­ence vote al­though it could have been bet­ter. But as it was my first time out, the fact I had two run­ning mates and the fact there was a lot of competition across the bal­lot pa­per I did well. ‘My two run­ning mates had also run a great cam­paign but I al­ways felt the trans­fers would see me over the line.'

Anne paid tribute to out­go­ing deputy, Liz Mc­Manus. ‘ The per­son I want to thank the most is Liz Mc­Manus. She has been a role model to me per­son­ally and also to women ev­ery­where. She has been a tremen­dous TD for the last 18 years.' Anne paid tribute to her part­ner John, her fam­ily and her sup­port­ers who have ‘ been ab­so­lutely won­der­ful' and also thanked the lo­cal Labour rep­re­sen­ta­tives on the ground in the county who had been a great help to her.

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