Dublin TD Aodhán O'Riordáin joins Labour election battle in London

Dublin TD Aodhán O'Riordáin joins Labour election battle in London

LABOUR hopeful Tulip Siddiq received a helping hand over the weekend when Irish TD Aodhán O’Riordáin joined her on the campaign trail in north London.

Ireland’s Minister of State for Equality, New Communities, Culture & National Drugs Strategy pounded the streets with the candidate as she made a final push for votes ahead of this week’s general election.

The Labour TD, who became the Dublin North-Central constituency representative in 2011, claimed he was “delighted” to support Siddiq, who is hoping to be returned as the MP for the marginal Hampstead and Kilburn seat on May 7.

O’Riordáin was joined by members of the Labour Party Irish Society while in London on Saturday, (May 2), where they promoted the ‘Pick Tulip’ election campaign on doorsteps across Kilburn from 11am-2pm.

Later that day O’Riordáin turned his attention to promoting his Call Home for Yes campaign, encouraging the Irish community in London to call relatives back home and ask them to vote yes in Ireland’s impending Marriage Equality Referendum.

“#callhome4yes wants people to call friends & family in Ireland & say how much a YES would mean to them” he tweeted while in London.

Later in the day the Minister addressed LPIS members on the Marriage Equality Referendum and Ireland’s 1916 centenary plans at an event held at the Sir Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn High Road.