Councillor Michael Gleeson has announced that he won’t be running in the forthcoming general election. Michael Gleeson 1 The news comes following a meeting of the Kerry Independent Alliance last night in Killarney. Cllr Gleeson ran in the Kerry South constituency in the 2011 general election, and came close to winning a seat. However he told Radio Kerry News this morning that due to work committments, he will not be seeking a seat this time out.