He believes new membership is also required.
The Labour Party candidate for the Laois/Offaly constituency says it's time for a new leader.
Noel Tuohy feels the current leader Brendan Howlin is from on old era and believes it's time the party moved into a new era.
The Portlaoise councillor says he has huge regard for Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and sees them as possible leadership contenders.
He believes new membership is needed also: