Longford-Westmeath (Dáil Éireann constituency)


Longford-Westmeath (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Dáil Éireann constituency infobox
Name = Longford-Westmeath
Entity = Ireland


Year = 1921, 1948, 2007
TDs = 4
Counties = County Longford, County Westmeath
EP = East

Longford-Westmeath is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas since the 2007 general election. The constituency returns 4 Teachtaí Dála (TDs), elected by the Single Transferable Vote method of proportional representation (PR-STV).

The constituency previously existed from 1921 to 1937 and from 1948 to 1992, but was abolished for the 1992 general election. It was re-created by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005 which gave effect to the 2004 "Constituency Commission Report on Dáil Constituencies", and was first used in its current form in the 2007 general election. It succeeded the County Longford part of the Longford-Roscommon constituency and most of the Westmeath constituency apart from the north-eastern area around Castlepollard and Delvin which became part of the new Meath West constituency.

2007 Election result

Irish Election box begin
title=2007 General Election: Longford-Westmeath
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (Ireland)
candidate = Willie Penrose
votes = 9,692
percentage = 17.6
seat = 1
count = 5
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Fianna Fáil
candidate = Mary O'Rourke
votes = 8,215
percentage = 15.0
seat = 2
count = 7
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Fianna Fáil
candidate = Peter Kelly
votes = 7,720
percentage = 14.1
seat = 3
count = 7
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Fine Gael
candidate = James Bannon
votes = 7,652
percentage = 13.9
seat = 4
count = 7
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Fianna Fáil
candidate = Donie Cassidy
votes = 6,664
percentage = 12.1
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Fine Gael
candidate = Nicky McFadden
votes = 5,359
percentage = 9.8
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Fine Gael
candidate = Peter Burke
votes = 3,988
percentage = 7.3
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Progressive Democrats
candidate = Mae Sexton
votes = 2,298
percentage = 4.2
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
candidate = Paul Hogan
votes = 2,136
percentage = 3.9
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party (Ireland)
candidate = Betty Doran
votes = 960
percentage = 1.7
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Christian Solidarity Party
candidate = Colm Callanan
votes = 124
percentage = 0.2
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Noel O'Gara
votes = 84
percentage = 0.2
seat =
count =
Irish Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Seamus Cunningham
votes = 24
percentage = 0.0
seat =
count =

November 1982 - 1989 full election results

Online at [http://www.election.polarbears.com/online/da2002.htm]

1977 full election result

Electorate=56,421, Valid votes =45,950, spoiled votes=262, quota=9,191 [Irish Times, 20-6-1977, p7-10]

ee also

* Politics of the Republic of Ireland
* List of political parties in Ireland
* List of Irish by-elections
* Elections in Ireland

References


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