Creighton insists no plans to set up new party and is staying in Fine Gael

Sunday 11 August 2013 15.51
Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton says she has no plans to walk away from Fine Gael
Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton says she has no plans to walk away from Fine Gael

Lucinda Creighton has said that she is not setting up a new political party and has no intention of leaving Fine Gael.

It follows a report in the Sunday Times that she would seek to form a new party if she and other expelled Fine Gael TDs were denied Dáil speaking rights.

Ms Creighton and others were expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party for voting against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

The Dublin South-East TD also lost her job as Minister of State for European Affairs for voting against the party leadership in the Dáil over the legislation.