Candidate Sean D. Loftus changes his name by deed poll to ensure Christian Democrat appears on the ballot paper.

An extract from a programme in the series 'Tangents' looking at the campaigns of minority parties and independent candidates in the 1973 general election.

Sean D. Loftus failed to get the Christian Democratic Party registered for the 1973 election. However, by changing his own name by deed poll to Sean D. Christian Democrat Dublin Bay Loftus, the party name appeared on the ballot paper.