Willie Penrose says the party needs strong leadership.
Alan Kelly says the Labour party has good policies but they failed to communicate them across to the public.
The Tipperary TD and Aodhaán Ó Riordáin will contest the leadership of the Labour Party.
The process of electing a new boss will take until April 3rd to complete.
Former Longford/Westmeath Labour TD Willie Penrose is backing Mr. Kelly