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Macroom man will be at the center of UK Labor Party leader’s bid to become prime minister

A MACROOM man will be at the center of Keir Starmer’s bid to become UK Prime Minister following the announcement on Wednesday by the current occupant of 10 Downing Street, Rishi Sunak, leader of the Conservative Party, that an election will be held general. in Great Britain and Northern Ireland on July 4.

Labor Party leader Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to Gillingham Football Club in Gillingham, Kent, while on the general election campaign.
Labor Party leader Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to Gillingham Football Club in Gillingham, Kent, while on the general election campaign.

The long-awaited poll comes as the Labor Party made significant gains in local elections in England and Wales earlier this month, as well as winning a succession of by-elections in constituencies considered Conservative strongholds by considerable margins.

Morgan McSweeney, who was the mascot of the Macroom senior football team when it won a county championship in the early 1980s, graduated in politics and rose through the ranks of the Labor Party to become its Director of Campaigns, a position which gave him gives a key backroom role to Labor leader Keir Starmer, widely tipped to win the Labor Party majority on July 4.

Morgan, son of accountant Tim and Carmel McSweeney, is married to a Labor Party parliamentary candidate in Lanark and Hamilton East in Scotland, Imogen Walker.

He is also the cousin of Clare Mungovan, a key adviser to Simon Harris’ team and former Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Macroom’s man stays out of the spotlight and never makes a public statement. He views his role as that of an official, not that of a public official.

He is also credited with some of the Labor Party’s key policy proposals, such as raising taxes on the rich, scrapping tuition fees, championing the free movement of people, starting a green energy revolution and abolishing universal credit which is intertwined with the UK social system. welfare system.

If, as expected, Keir Starmer wins an overall majority on June 4 and is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Morgan McSweeney will no doubt be a key member of his Downing Street team.

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