Longford–Westmeath (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Longford–Westmeath
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Longford–Westmeath within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 2007
Seats 4
TDs
County/City council County Longford
County Westmeath
EP constituency North-West
Longford–Westmeath
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1937
Seats 4 (1921–1923)
5 (1923–1937)
County/City council County Longford
County Westmeath
Longford–Westmeath
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1948
Abolished 1992
Seats 5 (1948–1961)
4 (1961–1992)
County/City council County Longford
County Westmeath

Longford–Westmeath 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 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 at the 2007 general election.[1] 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.[2]

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:[2]

"The county of Longford;
and, in the county of Westmeath, the electoral divisions of:
Athlone East Rural, Auburn, Ballybroder, Bellanalack, Carn, Castledaly, Glassan, Kilcumreragh, Killinure, Moate, Mount Temple, Moydrum, Muckanagh, Tubbrit, Umma, in the former Rural District of Athlone No. 1;
Ardnagragh, Ballymore, Doonis, Drumraney, Noughaval, Piercetown, Templepatrick, Winetown, in the former Rural District of Ballymore;
Boherquill, Coole, Coolure, Finnea, Glore, Knockarrow, Rathowen, Street, in the former Rural District of Coole;
Ardnaglew, Ballinalack, Ballykilmore, Ballymorin, Ballynagore, Belvidere, Carrick, Castle, Castlelost, Castletown, Churchtown, Cloghan, Clonfad, Clonlost, Derrymore, Dysart, Emper, Enniscoffey, Gaybrook, Glenlough, Greenpark, Griffinstown, Heathstown, Hopestown, Huntingdon, Jamestown, Kilbeggan, Kilbixy, Killare, Killucan, Kinnegad, Knockdrim, Lackan, Lauree, Middleton, Milltown, Mullingar Rural, Mullingar North Urban, Mullingar South Urban, Multyfarnham, Newtown, Owel, Portloman, Raharney, Rahugh, Rathconrath, Russellstown, Skeagh, Sonna, Stonehall, Streamstown, Taghmon, Tullaghan, Woodland, in the former Rural District of Mullingar;
and the town of Athlone."

TDs[edit]

TDs 1921–1937[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Longford–Westmeath 1921–1937[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[4] Laurence Ginnell
(SF)
Seán Mac Eoin
(SF)
Joseph McGuinness
(SF)
Lorcan Robbins
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[5] Laurence Ginnell
(Anti-Treaty)
Seán Mac Eoin
(Pro-Treaty)
Francis McGuinness
(Pro-Treaty)
John Lyons
(Lab)
4th 1923[6] Conor Byrne
(Rep)
Patrick Shaw
(CnaG)
Patrick McKenna
(FP)
John Lyons
(Ind)
James Killane[7]
(Rep)
5th 1927 (Jun)[8] Michael Kennedy
(FF)
Hugh Garahan
(FP)
Henry Broderick
(Lab)
James Victory
(FF)
6th 1927 (Sep)[9] Michael Connolly
(CnaG)
James Killane
(FF)
1930 by-election[10] James Geoghegan
(FF)
7th 1932[11] Seán Mac Eoin
(CnaG)
Francis Gormley
(FF)
8th 1933[12] Charles Fagan[13]
(NCP)
James Victory
(FF)
9th 1937 Constituency abolished. See Athlone–Longford and Meath–Westmeath

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.

TDs 1948–1992[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Longford–Westmeath 1948–1992[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[14] Seán Mac Eoin
(FG)
Thomas Carter
(FF)
Charles Fagan
(Ind)
Michael Kennedy
(FF)
Erskine H. Childers
(FF)
14th 1951[15] Frank Carter
(FF)
15th 1954[16] Charles Fagan
(FG)
16th 1957[17] Ruairí Ó Brádaigh
(SF)
17th 1961[18] Frank Carter
(FF)
Joseph Sheridan
(Ind)
4 seats
1961–1992
18th 1965[19] Gerry L'Estrange
(FG)
Patrick Lenihan
(FF)
19th 1969[20]
1970 by-election[21] Patrick Cooney
(FG)
20th 1973[22]
21st 1977[23] Albert Reynolds
(FF)
Seán Keegan
(FF)
22nd 1981[24] Patrick Cooney
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[25]
24th 1982 (Nov)[26] Mary O'Rourke
(FF)
25th 1987[27] Henry Abbott
(FF)
26th 1989[28] Louis Belton
(FG)
Paul McGrath
(FG)
27th 1992 Constituency abolished. See Longford–Roscommon and Westmeath

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.

TDs since 2007[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Longford–Westmeath 2007–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
30th 2007[29] Willie Penrose
(Lab)
Mary O'Rourke
(FF)
Peter Kelly
(FF)
James Bannon
(FG)
31st 2011[30] Robert Troy
(FF)
Nicky McFadden
(FG)
2014 by-election Gabrielle McFadden
(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]

2014 by-election[edit]

2014 by-election: Longford–Westmeath[31]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Gabrielle McFadden 25.2 12,365 12,459 13,414 14,390 15,841 17,564 20,058
Fianna Fáil Aengus O'Rourke 18.2 8,910 8,966 9,289 9,763 10,811 12,431 14,581
Sinn Féin Paul Hogan 15.4 7,548 7,677 8,014 8,756 9,570 11,254  
Independent Kevin Moran 11.5 5,629 5,849 6,085 6,833 7,797    
Independent James Morgan 12.2 5,959 6,096 6,206 6,615      
Independent Brian Fagan 8.6 4,195 4,378 4,985        
Labour Party Denis Leonard 6.7 3,290 3,352          
Independent John McNamara 1.8 869            
Independent Donal Jackson 0.5 238            
Electorate: 87,999   Valid: 49,003   Spoilt: 1,492 (3.0%)   Quota: 24,502   Turnout: 50,495 (57.4%)

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Longford–Westmeath[30]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Labour Party Willie Penrose 19.8 11,406 11,560            
Fine Gael James Bannon 15.9 9,129 9,292 10,888 11,017 12,440      
Fine Gael Nicky McFadden 10.7 6,129 6,240 6,626 6,989 8,906 9,071 9,245 10,664
Fianna Fáil Robert Troy 7.4 4,275 4,323 5,453 5,624 5,953 8,490 8,757 9,401
Fine Gael Peter Burke 11.5 6,629 6,717 6,807 6,976 7,147 7,207 7,317 8,097
Sinn Féin Paul Hogan 7.5 4,339 4,464 4,647 5,166 6,063 6,340 6,487  
Fianna Fáil Peter Kelly 6.7 3,876 3,904 4,385 4,976 5,161      
Independent Kevin Moran 6.4 3,707 3,899 4,333 4,559        
Labour Party Mae Sexton 6.9 3,960 4,046 4,175          
Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke 5.3 3,046 3,101            
Independent John Boland 0.6 330              
Green Party Siobhán Kinahan 0.5 309              
New Vision David D'arcy 0.3 159              
Independent Benny Cooney 0.2 130              
Independent Donal Jackson 0.2 101              
Electorate: 83,970   Valid: 57,525   Spoilt: 661 (1.1%)   Quota: 11,506   Turnout: 58,186 (69.3%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Longford–Westmeath[29]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Party Willie Penrose 17.6 9,692 10,055 10,523 10,716 12,276    
Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke 14.9 8,215 8,311 8,646 8,872 8,965 9,083 12,677
Fianna Fáil Peter Kelly 14.1 7,720 7,765 7,992 8,967 9,006 9,026 11,032
Fine Gael James Bannon 13.9 7,652 7,723 7,943 8,611 9,467 9,845 10,158
Fine Gael Nicky McFadden 9.8 5,359 5,476 5,798 5,894 7,253 7,742 8,276
Fianna Fáil Donie Cassidy 12.1 6,664 6,740 6,958 7,060 7,330 7,555  
Fine Gael Peter Burke 7.3 3,988 4,140 4,245 4,287      
Progressive Democrats Mae Sexton 4.2 2,298 2,350 2,420        
Sinn Féin Paul Hogan 3.9 2,136 2,280          
Green Party Betty Doran 1.7 960            
Christian Solidarity Colm Callanan 0.2 124            
Independent Noel O'Gara 0.2 84            
Independent Séamus Cunningham 0.1 24            
Electorate: 83,980   Valid: 54,916   Spoilt: 557 (1.0%)   Quota: 10,984   Turnout: 55,473 (66.1%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Longford–Westmeath[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 9,055 21.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke 7,154 16.9 2
Fine Gael Louis Belton 6,515 15.4 3
Fine Gael Paul McGrath 4,690 11.1 4
Fianna Fáil Henry Abbott 6,733 15.9
Fine Gael Brendan McFadden 4,047 9.6
Independent June Kiernan 3,207 7.6
Progressive Democrats Patrick Whelan 733 1.7
Independent Hugh O'Brien 161 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,295   Quota: 8,460   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Longford–Westmeath[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 10,542 23.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Henry Abbott 8,035 17.8 2
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 5,680 12.6 3
Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke 7,440 16.5 4
Fine Gael Séamus Finnan 3,642 8.1
Progressive Democrats Helena McAuliffe-Ennis 3,463 7.7
Fine Gael Colm Smyth 3,094 6.9
Progressive Democrats Daniel O'Sullivan 1,938 4.3
Labour Party Séamus McNamee 1,038 2.3
Independent Peter Murphy 280 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,152   Quota: 9,031   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Longford–Westmeath[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 8,899 20.5 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 7,902 18.2 2
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 7,421 17.1 3
Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke 7,040 16.2 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Keegan 7,058 16.3
Fine Gael Séamus Finnan 3,455 8.0
Labour Party Robert Brady 1,636 3.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,411   Quota: 8,683   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Longford–Westmeath[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 10,214 23.7 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 8,249 19.1 2
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 7,450 17.3 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Keegan 6,648 15.4 4
Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke 5,688 13.2
Independent Seán Lynch 2,121 4.9
Fine Gael Gus Hanley 1,797 4.2
Labour Party Robert Brady 957 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,124   Quota: 8,625   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Longford Westmeath[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 10,450 23.0 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 8,244 18.2 2
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 5,499 12.1 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Keegan 5,476 12.1 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Fallon 5,285 11.7
Anti H-Block Martin Hurson 4,573 10.1
Labour Party James Bennett 2,826 6.2
Fine Gael Gus Hanley 2,619 5.8
Labour Party Neil O'Shea 393 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,365   Quota: 9,074   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Longford–Westmeath[23]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fianna Fáil Seán Keegan 11.9 5,493 5,502 5,760 7,236 11,015    
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 15.4 7,064 7,187 7,219 7,536 8,802 10,491  
Independent Joseph Sheridan 16.2 7,461 7,601 8,023 8,283 8,601 8,694 8,913
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 15.0 6,873 7,349 8,457 8,652 8,769 8,798 8,816
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 14.3 6,590 7,002 7,507 7,663 8,397 8,450 8,524
Fianna Fáil Seán Fallon 11.3 5,189 5,201 5,289 6,392      
Fianna Fáil Henry Abbott 7.3 3,366 3,382 3,576        
Labour Party James Bennett 5.9 2,687 2,716          
Fine Gael Philomena Kelly 2.7 1,227            
Electorate: 56,421   Valid: 45,950   Spoilt: 262 (0.6%)   Quota: 9,191   Turnout: 46,212 (81.9%)[32]

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Longford–Westmeath[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 6,973 19.2 1
Independent Joseph Sheridan 6,841 18.8 2
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 4,759 13.1 3
Fianna Fáil Frank Carter 5,882 16.2 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Keegan 4,792 13.2
Fianna Fáil Seán Fallon 3,304 9.1
Labour Party Jack Coleman 2,127 5.8
Fine Gael Thomas Kilbride 1,729 4.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,407   Quota: 7,282   Turnout:

1970 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Patrick Lenihan, a by-election was held on 14 April 1970. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Patrick Cooney.

1970 by-election: Longford–Westmeath[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 16,146 46.7 1 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Keegan 15,228 44.1
Labour Party Jack Coleman 3,180 9.2
Electorate: 45,956   Valid: 34,554   Quota: 17,278   Turnout: 75.2%

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Longford–Westmeath[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Joseph Sheridan 7,133 19.5 1
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 4,935 13.5 2
Fianna Fáil Frank Carter 5,455 14.9 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lenihan 4,499 12.3 4
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 3,844 10.5
Fianna Fáil James O'Brien 2,767 7.6
Fine Gael Thomas Kilbride 2,615 7.2
Labour Party Timothy McAuliffe 2,084 5.7
Fine Gael Séamus Finnan 1,479 4.0
Labour Party James Bennett 1,360 3.7
Labour Party Michael Brady 420 1.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,591   Quota: 7,319   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Longford–Westmeath[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Carter 6,443 18.6 1
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 4,193 12.1 2
Independent Joseph Sheridan 5,566 16.0 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lenihan 3,126 9.0 4
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 3,665 10.6
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 4,898 14.1
Labour Party Timothy McAuliffe 2,833 8.2
Fianna Fáil Seán Keegan 2,589 7.5
Fianna Fáil Daniel Leavy 1,391 4.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,704   Quota: 6,941   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Longford–Westmeath[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 5,719 16.8 1
Fianna Fáil Frank Carter 5,891 17.3 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 4,822 14.1 3
Independent Joseph Sheridan 4,561 13.4 4
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 3,862 11.3
Sinn Féin Ruairí Ó Brádaigh 2,598 7.6
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lenihan 2,593 7.6
Fine Gael Patrick Cooney 2,540 7.4
Labour Party Thomas Darcy 1,563 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,149   Quota: 6,830   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Longford–Westmeath[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 6,031 15.5 1
Fine Gael Charles Fagan 3,598 9.2 2
Sinn Féin Ruairí Ó Brádaigh 5,506 14.1 3
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 5,141 13.2 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 5,482 14.0 5
Fianna Fáil Frank Carter 4,985 12.8
Fine Gael Joseph Sheridan 2,878 7.4
Fianna Fáil James McAuley 2,155 5.5
Fine Gael George Allen 1,394 3.6
Labour Party Francis Brennan 1,326 3.4
Independent Henry Rice 549 1.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,045   Quota: 6,508   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Longford–Westmeath[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 6,693 15.8 1
Fine Gael Charles Fagan 5,800 13.7 2
Fianna Fáil Frank Carter 5,941 14.0 3
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 4,573 10.8 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 5,284 12.5 5
Fine Gael Joseph Sheridan 4,188 9.9
Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan, Snr 3,666 8.7
Labour Party Thomas Darcy 2,172 5.1
Clann na Poblachta Alfred Faulkner 1,695 4.0
Fine Gael Michael Heavey 1,216 2.9
Labour Party Hubert Wilson 1,144 2.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,372   Quota: 7,063   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Longford–Westmeath[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 7,860 19.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Frank Carter 6,924 16.7 2 1
Independent Charles Fagan 6,009 14.5 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 6,068 14.6 4
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 3,702 8.9 5
Fine Gael Joseph Sheridan 2,582 6.2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Hogan 1,819 4.4
Labour Party Thomas Darcy 1,769 4.3
Independent Frank Waters 1,608 3.9
Clann na Poblachta Gerard Jennings 1,375 3.3
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Farrell 1,317 3.2
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Kavanagh 414 1.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,447   Quota: 6,908   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Longford–Westmeath[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 5,483 13.2 1
Independent Charles Fagan 6,319 15.2 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Carter 5,907 14.2 3
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 5,325 12.8 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 5,158 12.4 5
Clann na Poblachta Conor Byrne 2,403 5.8
Fianna Fáil James McAuley 1,956 4.7
Labour Party John Hoey 1,851 4.4
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Farrell 1,648 4.0
Clann na Talmhan Thomas McManus 1,277 3.1
Fine Gael Frank Waters 1,137 2.7
Labour Party Seán Lynch 1,041 2.5
Fine Gael Gerry L'Estrange 859 2.1
Clann na Poblachta James Killean 766 1.8
Fine Gael William Finnerty 520 1.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,650   Quota: 6,942   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Longford–Westmeath[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 7,784 17.5 1 1
National Centre Party Charles Fagan 5,729 12.9 2 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Mac Eoin 6,171 13.9 3 4
Fianna Fáil James Geoghegan 4,649 10.4 4 7
Fianna Fáil James Victory 5,935 13.3 5 7
Fianna Fáil Francis Gormley 5,020 11.3
Labour Party Henry Broderick 4,457 10.0
National Centre Party Robert Belton 3,654 8.2
Cumann na nGaedheal John Grenham 1,152 2.6
Electorate: 55,004   Valid: 44,551   Quota: 7,426   Turnout: 81.0%

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Longford–Westmeath[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil James Geoghegan 7,202 17.5 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Mac Eoin 6,249 15.2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Shaw 6,128 14.9 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 6,484 15.8 4
Fianna Fáil Francis Gormley 3,796 9.2 5
Fianna Fáil James Victory 3,974 9.7
Labour Party Henry Broderick 3,765 9.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Connolly 3,463 8.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,061   Quota: 6,844   Turnout:

1930 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD James Killane, a by-election was held on 13 June 1930. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate James Geoghegan.

1930 by-election: Longford–Westmeath[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil James Geoghegan 21,881 53.6 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Vincent Delany 16,438 40.2
Labour Party Michael Duffy 2,525 6.2
Electorate: 56,059   Valid: 40,844   Quota: 20,423   Turnout: 72.9%

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Longford–Westmeath[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Shaw 6,814 18.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 4,244 11.3 2
Fianna Fáil James Killane 3,434 9.1 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Connolly 4,044 10.8 4
Labour Party Henry Broderick 4,047 10.8 5
Farmers' Party Hugh Garahan 3,838 10.2
Fianna Fáil James Victory 3,376 9.0
Fianna Fáil James Higgins 3,092 8.2
Independent Patrick McKenna 1,826 4.9
Cumann na nGaedheal Owen Dolan 1,655 4.4
Independent John Lyons 1,253 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,623   Quota: 6,271   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Longford–Westmeath[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Shaw 6,094 16.1 1
Fianna Fáil James Victory 2,557 6.8 2
Labour Party Henry Broderick 4,282 11.3 3
Farmers' Party Hugh Garahan 2,623 6.9 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 2,504 6.6 5
Independent Robert Belton 2,952 7.8
Fianna Fáil James Killane 2,470 6.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Connolly 2,449 6.5
National League Party Richard Cleary 2,396 6.3
Fianna Fáil James Higgins 2,090 5.5
Farmers' Party Patrick McKenna 1,997 5.3
Sinn Féin Conor O'Byrne 1,766 4.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick McCrann 1,375 3.6
Farmers' Party William Finnerty 1,305 3.5
Independent Patrick Brett 538 1.4
Independent Seán O'Hurley 385 1.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,783   Quota: 6,298   Turnout:

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Longford–Westmeath[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Republican Conor Byrne 5,299 15.2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Shaw 5,147 14.8 2
Independent John Lyons 4,452 12.8 3
Republican James Killane 2,757 7.9 4
Farmers' Party Patrick McKenna 3,274 9.4 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Francis McGuinness 3,454 9.9
Farmers' Party Hugh Garahan 1,991 5.7
Republican James Victory 1,654 4.7
Labour Party Hubert Wilson 1,590 4.6
Labour Party Thomas Redmond 1,285 3.7
Republican John Gavin 1,150 3.3
Farmers' Party Francis Phillips 1,091 3.1
Farmers' Party Thomas Groarke 877 2.5
Cumann na nGaedheal James Carrigy 708 2.0
Independent Seán O'Farrell 136 0.4
Electorate: 58,884   Valid: 34,865   Quota: 5,811   Turnout: 59.2%

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Longford–Westmeath[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Seán Mac Eoin 10,152 35.3 1 1
Independent John Lyons 7,073 24.6 2 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Laurence Ginnell 5,022 17.5 3 3
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Francis McGuinness 2,280 7.9 4 4
Independent Patrick Belton 2,258 7.9
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Lorcan Robbins 1,996 6.9
Electorate: 47,078   Valid: 28,781   Quota: 5,757   Turnout: 61.1%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Longford–Westmeath[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Laurence Ginnell Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Seán Mac Eoin Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Joseph McGuinness Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Lorcan Robbins Unopposed N/A 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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