Kildare South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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

Kildare South is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 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 South and Kildare North.

The Kildare South constituency spans the more rural southern and western areas of County Kildare, taking in the towns of Newbridge, Kildare, Athy, Caragh and many other areas.[1]

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

"The county of Kildare, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Kildare North."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kildare South 1997–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
28th 1997[2] Alan Dukes
(FG)
Seán Power
(FF)
Jack Wall
(Lab)
29th 2002[3] Seán Ó Fearghaíl
(FF)
30th 2007[4]
31st 2011[5] Martin Heydon
(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 South[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Martin Heydon 33.3 12,755            
Labour Jack Wall 27.8 10,645            
Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl 11.8 4,514 4,961 5,097 5,177 5,315 5,552 8,707
Independent Paddy Kennedy 7.3 2,806 3,825 4,081 4,387 5,156 6,841 7,710
Fianna Fáil Seán Power 9.9 3,793 4,307 4,445 4,542 4,650 4,888  
Sinn Féin Jason Turner 6.0 2,308 2,610 2,882 2,905 3,253    
Independent Clifford T. Reid 2.4 926 1,410 1,644 1,873      
Green Party Vivian Cummins 1.4 523 944 1,045        
Electorate: 58,867   Valid: 38,270   Spoilt: 353 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,568   Turnout: 38,623 (65.6%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Kildare South[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl 25.2 8,731    
Fianna Fáil Seán Power 25.1 8,694    
Labour Jack Wall 20.7 7,154 7,712 9,145
Fine Gael Richard Daly 9.7 3,353 3,654 4,039
Fine Gael Alan Gillis 7.5 2,586 2,861 3,178
Green Party J. J. Power 6.2 2,136 2,658  
Progressive Democrats Jane Mullins 4.4 1,513    
Independent Tom Doyle 1.2 424    
Electorate: 56,670   Valid: 34,591   Spoilt: 347 (1.0%)   Quota: 8,648   Turnout: 34,938 (61.7%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Kildare South[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Seán Power 23.9 7,782 7,817 7,860 9,169    
Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl 22.6 7,370 7,458 7,501 8,426    
Labour Jack Wall 18.5 6,043 6,148 6,264 7,443 7,849 7,977
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 15.2 4,967 5,040 5,546 7,170 7,650 7,790
Progressive Democrats John Dardis 11.9 3,887 3,946 4,058      
Green Party J. J. Power 3.7 1,208 1,335 1,351      
Fine Gael Rainsford Hendy 2.5 828 850        
Independent Ger Fitzgibbon 1.7 546          
Electorate: 58,354   Valid: 32,631   Spoilt: 501 (1.5%)   Quota: 8,158   Turnout: 33,132 (56.8%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Kildare South[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 6,260 21.7 1 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Power 5,665 19.7 2 4
Labour Jack Wall 5,834 20.3 3 5
Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl 4,503 15.6
Progressive Democrats John Dardis 3,895 13.5
Fine Gael Rainsford Hendy 1,371 4.8
Fianna Fáil Christy Walsh 662 2.3
Independent Francis Browne 618 2.1
Electorate: 47,852   Valid: 28,808   Spoilt: 365 (1.3%)   Quota: 7,203   Turnout: 29,173 (60.9%)

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 South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 2002: Kildare South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2007: Kildare South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 2011: Kildare South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 

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