Lee’s frustration with Fine Gael was inevitable – Tracey
South Dublin Sinn Féín representative Shaun Tracey, commenting on the resignation of George Lee from both Fine Gael and the Dáil today, said:
“During the by-election campaign last year I asked the electorate to make a judgement on the party George Lee had affiliated himself with rather than the man himself.
“I was disappointed that George had decided to run for Fine Gael as that party has nothing to offer the voting public that is different to Fianna Fáil. It is not surprising that it took George less than nine months to find this out. It was inevitable that he would become frustrated with Fine Gael.
“The electorate in Dublin South will be shocked at the decision of George Lee to resign his seat and there will also be a level of frustration at having to go to the polls yet again.
“The wider electorate will also be frustrated at this further waste of public money in having to re-run the Dublin South by-election.
“This fiasco amounts to a further waste of the public’s money by Fine Gael as there will now have to be re-run of the Dublin South by-election.
“I wish George all the best in his future endeavours.” ENDS