Sligo-Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency)


Sligo-Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Sligo-Leitrim is a former constituency which was represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency which existed from 1948–2007, spanned the entire area of the two counties in the province of Connacht, taking in Sligo, Carrick-on-Shannon and many other areas. In 2002, the constituency had an electorate of 70,460 and returned four Teachtaí Dála (TDs). The method of election was the Single Transferable Vote. The constituency was abolished for 2007 general election, it was replaced by new constituencies of Roscommon-South Leitrim and Sligo-North Leitrim.

2002 Election result

Irish Election box begin
title=2002 General Election: Sligo-Leitrim
Irish Election box candidate
candidate = Marian Harkin
party = Independent
votes = 8,610
percentage = 17.58
seat = 1
count = 4
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = John Perry
party = Fine Gael
votes = 6,897
percentage = 14.08
seat = 2
count = 6
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = Jimmy Devins
party = Fianna Fáil
votes = 6,307
percentage = 12.88
seat = 3
count = 6
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = John Ellis
party = Fianna Fáil
votes = 6,434
percentage = 13.14
seat = 4
count = 7
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = Gerry Reynolds
party = Fine Gael
votes = 6,192
percentage = 12.58
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = Eamon Scanlon
party = Fianna Fáil
votes = 6,345
percentage = 12.96
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = Seán MacManus
party = Sinn Féin
votes = 5,001
percentage = 10.21
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = Declan Bree
party = Labour Party (Ireland)
votes = 2,429
percentage = 4.96
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate
candidate = Andy McSharry
party = Independent
votes = 303
percentage = 0.62
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate
candidate = Martin Forde
party = Independent
votes = 203
percentage = 0.41
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
candidate = John Lacken
party = Christian Solidarity Party
votes = 166
percentage = 0.34
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate
candidate = John McCrea
party = Independent
votes = 114
percentage = 0.23
seat =
count =

History

The Sligo-Leitrim constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, replacing the two previous constituencies of Sligo and Leitrim. Its size and representation were revised on several occasions, summarised in the following table:

Former TDs


=29th Dáil, 2002 general election=

*John Ellis (Fianna Fáil)
*Jimmy Devins (Fianna Fáil)
*Marian Harkin (Independent)
*John Perry (Fine Gael)


=28th Dáil, 1997 general election=

*Matt Brennan (Fianna Fáil)
*John Ellis (Fianna Fáil)
*John Perry (Fine Gael)
*Gerry Reynolds (Fine Gael)


=27th Dáil, 1992 general election=

*Matt Brennan (Fianna Fáil)
*Declan Bree (Labour Party)
*John Ellis (Fianna Fáil)
*Ted Nealon (Fine Gael)


=26th Dáil, 1989 general election=

*Matt Brennan (Fianna Fáil)
*John Ellis (Fianna Fáil)
*Ted Nealon (Fine Gael)
*Gerry Reynolds Fine Gael)


=25th Dáil, 1987 general election=

*Ray MacSharry (Fianna Fáil)
*Matt Brennan (Fianna Fáil)
*John Ellis (Fianna Fáil)
*Ted Nealon (Fine Gael)


=24th Dáil, Nov. 1982 general election=

*Ray MacSharry (Fianna Fáil)
*Matt Brennan (Fianna Fáil)
*Joe McCartin (Fine Gael)
*Ted Nealon (Fine Gael)


=23rd Dáil, Feb. 1982 general election=

*Ray MacSharry (Fianna Fáil)
*Matt Brennan (Fianna Fáil)
*John Ellis (Fianna Fáil)
*Ted Nealon (Fine Gael)


=22nd Dáil, 1981 general election=

*Ray MacSharry (Fianna Fáil)
*John Ellis (Fianna Fáil)
*Ted Nealon (Fine Gael)
*Joe McCartin (Fine Gael)


=21st Dáil, 1977 general election=

*Ray MacSharry (Fianna Fáil)
*James Gallagher (Fianna Fáil)
*Eugene Gilhawley (Fine Gael)


=20th Dáil, 1973 general election=

*Eugene Gilhawley (Fine Gael)
*Joseph McLoughlin (Fine Gael)
*Ray MacSharry (Fianna Fáil)

ee also

* Politics of the Republic of Ireland
* List of Irish by-elections
* Elections in Ireland
* 1981 Irish hunger strike (hunger striker Joe McDonnell narrowly missed election in Sligo-Leitrim in 1981)


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