Longford–Roscommon (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Longford–Roscommon
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1992
Abolished 2007
Seats 4
County/City council County Longford
County Roscommon

Longford–Roscommon was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1992 to 2007. The constituency was served by 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The Longford–Roscommon constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1990 and first used at the 1992 general election.[1] It was one of a number of constituencies which were altered by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005; with effect from the 2007 general election, the Longford–Roscommon constituency was replaced by the new constituencies of Longford–Westmeath and Roscommon–South Leitrim.

The constituency spanned the entire area of County Longford and County Roscommon, taking in the towns of Longford and Roscommon and many other areas.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Longford–Roscommon 1992–2007
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
27th 1992[2] Albert Reynolds
(FF)
Seán Doherty
(FF)
Tom Foxe
(Ind)
John Connor
(FG)
28th 1997[3] Denis Naughten
(FG)
Louis Belton
(FG)
29th 2002[4] Peter Kelly
(FF)
Michael Finneran
(FF)
Mae Sexton
(PD)
30th 2007 Constituency abolished. See Longford–Westmeath and Roscommon–South Leitrim

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]

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Longford–Roscommon[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fine Gael Denis Naughten 13.4 6,660 6,686 6,722 6,921 7,076 7,431 9,506 11,614    
Fianna Fáil Peter Kelly 14.7 7,319 7,323 7,334 7,407 7,634 7,872 7,905 7,980 8,005 9,318
Progressive Democrats Mae Sexton 9.4 4,679 4,699 4,751 4,905 5,198 5,497 5,558 6,071 6,301 8,917
Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran 13.1 6,502 6,521 6,537 6,612 6,730 7,158 7,294 8,181 8,725 8,916
Fianna Fáil Greg Kelly 12.9 6,430 6,471 6,490 6,670 6,897 7,014 7,740 8,459 8,687 8,862
Fine Gael Louis Belton 9.6 4,762 4,767 4,788 4,921 5,037 5,193 5,705 5,832 6,215  
Independent Úna Quinn 7.2 3,598 3,650 3,738 4,000 4,331 4,859 5,365      
Fine Gael John Connor 7.7 3,829 3,880 3,899 4,042 4,150 4,289        
Independent Tom Crosby 4.3 2,123 2,133 2,144 2,251 2,422          
Sinn Féin Paul Whelan 3.4 1,673 1,686 1,702 1,872            
Independent Luke 'Ming' Flanagan 1.6 779 790 840              
Labour Party Hughie Baxter 1.3 638 640 724              
Green Party Catherine Ansboro 0.9 426 435                
Independent Vincent Killalea 0.4 191                  
Christian Solidarity Brian Lenehan 0.2 80                  
Electorate: 70,650   Valid: 49,689   Spoilt: 621 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,938   Turnout: 50,310 (71.2%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Longford–Roscommon[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 8,742 18.5 1 3
Fine Gael Denis Naughten 6,652 14.1 2 7
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 5,768 12.2 3 7
Fine Gael Louis Belton 5,696 12.1 4 8
Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran 4,414 9.3
Fine Gael John Connor 5,104 10.8
Independent Tom Foxe 4,082 8.6
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 3,308 7.0
Progressive Democrats Mae Sexton 2,289 4.8
Labour Party Marian Gaffney 699 1.5
Independent Brian Sheerin 526 1.1
Electorate: 63,942   Valid: 47,280   Spoilt: 563 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,457   Turnout: 47,843 (74.8%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Longford–Roscommon[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 10,307 22.8 1 1
Fine Gael John Connor 5,154 11.4 2 8
Independent Tom Foxe 5,585 12.3 3 9
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 5,788 12.8 4 9
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 4,331 9.6
Fine Gael Louis Belton 4,769 10.5
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 3,633 8.0
Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran 3,261 7.2
Independent Mae Sexton 1,160 2.6
Labour Party Jim Nolan 595 1.3
Independent Martin Hogan 459 1.0
Sinn Féin Tena O'Leary 160 0.4
Green Party Peter Sweetman 103 0.2
Electorate: 60,709   Valid: 45,305   Spoilt: 501 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,062   Turnout: 45,806 (75.5%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1990: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "General election 1992: Longford–Roscommon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1997: Longford–Roscommon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2002: Longford–Roscommon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 

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