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Alan Kelly is the new Labour Party leader

The Tipperary TD was formally announced the winner of the leadership contest late last night

Alan Kelly is the new Labour Party leader.

The Tipperary TD was formally announced the winner of the leadership contest late last night.

Out of a total valid vote of 1,915 votes, Deputy Kelly received 1,047 votes compared to 868 received by Deputy Ó Ríordáin

Brendan Howlin quit the role after the party’s poor showing in the general election.

Alan Kelly’s chief rival, Dublin-based Aodhán Ó Ríordáin conceded defeat via Twitter.

In a video online, he said the party had a lot of work to do.

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