Young, edgy, student beats the school systems at something. To people freshly out of 12 yrs of compulsory education (from age 5-18) that’s nothing short of miraculous, lawyers or not.
For a party with youth-in-eyes (about three puns all rolled into one there), it makes sense. Also, being less fixed in thinking, older Labour party members might see Madigan as pliable but that’s just a guess.
t’s a small position in a small area – as said – it’s like winning a temporary PTA seat.
But that said, what the other council that resigned says they dealt with by a man with whom Madigan was associated is a serious issue for if they did indeed bully them to resign, it’s a potentially bad sign.