Kildare North (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Kildare North
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Kildare North within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1997
Seats 3 (1997–2007)
4 (2007–)
TDs
County/City council County Kildare
EP constituency Midlands–North-West

Kildare North is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1997 general election, when the former 5 seat Kildare constituency was divided into Kildare North and Kildare South. At the 1997 and 2002 elections, Kildare North was a 3-seat constituency, but it was allocated an extra seat for the 2007 general election

The Kildare North parliamentary constituency spans the more densely populated north-eastern corner of County Kildare, taking in the towns of Celbridge, Clane, Leixlip, Maynooth and Naas.[1]

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:

"In the county of Kildare the electoral divisions of:
Balraheen, Celbridge, Cloncurry, Donadea, Donaghcumper, Kilcock, Leixlip, Maynooth, Straffan, in the former Rural District of Celbridge No. 1;
Ballynadrumny, Cadamstown, Carbury, Carrick, Drehid, Dunfierth, Kilpatrick, Kilrainy, Windmill Cross, in the former Rural District of Edenderry No. 2;
Bodenstown, Clane, Downings, Kill, Kilteel, Naas Rural, Newtown, Oughterard, Rathmore, Robertstown, Timahoe North, Timahoe South, in the former Rural District of Naas No. 1;
and the town of Naas."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kildare North 1997–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
28th 1997[2] Charlie McCreevy
(FF)
Bernard Durkan
(FG)
Emmet Stagg
(Lab)
3 seats
until 2007
29th 2002[3]
2005 by-election[4] Catherine Murphy
(Ind)
30th 2007[5] Áine Brady
(FF)
Michael Fitzpatrick
(FF)
31st 2011[6] Catherine Murphy
(Ind)
Anthony Lawlor
(FG)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Kildare North[6]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 19.9 10,168 10,420      
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 19.0 9,718 9,976 10,264    
Independent Catherine Murphy 13.5 6,911 7,474 7,696 8,716 11,639
Fine Gael Anthony Lawlor 13.4 6,882 7,074 7,283 7,667 9,088
Fianna Fáil Áine Brady 9.3 4,777 4,910 6,627 6,821 7,288
Labour Party John McGinley 10.3 5,261 5,489 5,590 6,449  
Sinn Féin Martin Kelly 5.7 2,896 3,043 3,111    
Fianna Fáil Michael Fitzpatrick 5.2 2,659 2,714      
Green Party Shane Fitzgerald 1.8 905        
Independent Eric Doyle-Higgins 0.8 423        
Independent Michael Beirne 0.8 422        
Independent Bart Murphy 0.4 200        
Electorate: 76,773   Valid: 51,222   Spoilt: 388 (0.8%)   Quota: 10,245   Turnout: 51,610 (67.2%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Kildare North[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Áine Brady 24.9 11,245          
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 17.4 7,882 8,063 8,107 8,468 9,220  
Fianna Fáil Michael Fitzpatrick 14.6 6,606 8,113 8,151 8,817 9,097  
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 11.8 5,340 5,427 5,471 5,663 5,912 9,229
Independent Catherine Murphy 11.5 5,188 5,339 5,474 5,881 6,733 7,652
Fine Gael Darren Scully 9.4 4,250 4,306 4,332 4,489 4,832  
Green Party Shane Fitzgerald 4.9 2,215 2,289 2,342 2,668    
Sinn Féin Cristin McCauley 2.4 1,103 1,135 1,154      
Progressive Democrats Jeff Aherne 2.1 983 1,083 1,103      
Independent John Corish 0.5 234 244        
Independent Gerry Browne 0.3 145 153        
Electorate: 71,311   Valid: 45,191   Spoilt: 232 (0.5%)   Quota: 9,039   Turnout: 45,423 (63.7%)

2005 by-election[edit]

2005 by-election: Kildare North[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Independent Catherine Murphy 23.6 5,985 6,189 7,176 8,809 12,256
Fianna Fáil Áine Brady 24.5 6,201 6,255 7,265 8,133 9,818
Fine Gael Darren Scully 18.3 4,630 4,660 5,382 7,421  
Labour Party Paddy MacNamara 17.8 4,507 4,545 5,199    
Progressive Democrats Kate Walsh 7.9 2,006 2,023      
Green Party J. J. Power 6.1 1,547 1,621      
Independent Gerry Browne 0.9 226        
Independent Seanán Ó Coistín 0.8 211        
Electorate: 65,080   Valid: 25,313   Spoilt: 211 (0.8%)   Quota: 12,657   Turnout: 25,524 (39.2%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Kildare North[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 27.5 9,082        
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 21.4 7,051 7,168 8,005 9,472  
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 17.5 5,786 5,859 6,177 7,341 8,025
Fianna Fáil Paul Kelly 15.7 5,168 5,681 5,923 7,382 7,890
Progressive Democrats Kate Walsh 11.9 3,919 4,027 4,473    
Green Party Anne Kelly McCormack 6.0 1,974 1,999      
Electorate: 60,094   Valid: 32,980   Spoilt: 291 (0.9%)   Quota: 8,246   Turnout: 33,271 (55.4%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Kildare North[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 6,653 21.2 1 3
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 6,905 21.9 2 4
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 5,964 19.0 3 5
Fianna Fáil Paul Kelly 4,039 12.9
Democratic Left Catherine Murphy 2,762 8.8
Progressive Democrats Timmy Conway 2,101 6.7
Fine Gael Mary French 1,569 5.0
Green Party Sean English 1,403 4.5
Electorate: 52,388   Valid: 31,396   Spoilt: 295 (0.9%)   Quota: 7,850   Turnout: 31,691 (60.5%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "General election 1997: Kildare North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 2002: Kildare North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "By-election 2005: Kildare North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 2007: Kildare North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 2011: Kildare North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 

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