John Halligan (politician)
|Waterford City Councillor|
|Workers' Party (1985–2008)|
John Halligan is an Irish independent politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Waterford constituency at the 2011 general election. He was first elected to the Waterford City Council in 1999 for the Workers' Party of Ireland.
At the 2004 local elections he topped the poll in Waterford No. 3 electoral area. In February 2008 he resigned from the Workers' Party when the party refused to drop its opposition to service charges, which Halligan supported. In 2009, as an independent candidate, Halligan again topped the poll in his area. After the 2009 elections, Halligan entered into a pact with the Labour Party and Fine Gael on Waterford City Council and was duly elected Mayor of Waterford city serving from 2009–10. He was an unsuccessful Workers' Party candidate for the Waterford constituency at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.
He was elected as TD for Waterford at the 2011 general election receiving 5,546 first preference votes (10.3%) and was elected on the 11th count.
Following his election to the Dáil in February 2011, Sean Reinhardt was co-opted to replace Halligan on Waterford City Council.
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- "Workers' Party asks Halligan for his seat". Munster Express. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "John Halligan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Reinhardt takes City Council seat". Munster Express. 15 April 2011.
- "TDs agree to form technical group". The Irish Times. 9 March 2011.
- "TDs would go to jail over household charge". RTÉ News. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
|Independent Teachta Dála for Waterford
|Mayor of Waterford
|Party political offices|
|Vice President of the Workers' Party of Ireland