Mayo (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Mayo
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Mayo within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1997
Seats 5
TDs
County/City council County Mayo
EP constituency Midlands–North-West

Mayo is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects five 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 by combining the former constituencies of Mayo East and Mayo West, and used for the first time at the 1997 general election. It spans the entire area of County Mayo.[1] This area includes Castlebar, Westport and Ballina. Mayo is the largest Dáil constituency in Ireland by area.

At the 2011 general election, this was the constituency of Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, who subsequently became Taoiseach. Fine Gael won four out of five seats in Mayo at that election. This was the first time in the modern era that any party won four seats in a Dáil Éireann constituency; the last such time was in the era of six- and seven-seat constituencies. It was the first time that any party won four seats in any five-seat Dáíl Éireann constituency.

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

"The county of Mayo."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Mayo 1997–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
28th 1997[2] Michael Ring
(FG)
Jim Higgins
(FG)
Enda Kenny
(FG)
Beverley Flynn
(FF)
Tom Moffatt
(FF)
29th 2002[3] Jerry Cowley
(Ind)
John Carty
(FF)
30th 2007[4] John O'Mahony
(FG)
Beverley Flynn[5]
(Ind)
Dara Calleary
(FF)
31st 2011[6] Michelle Mulherin
(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: Mayo[6]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 23.6 17,472              
Fine Gael Michael Ring 17.8 13,180              
Fine Gael Michelle Mulherin 11.9 8,851 10,814 11,110 11,434 11,577 11,672 12,162 13,303
Fianna Fáil Dara Calleary 11.6 8,577 8,745 8,775 8,969 9,063 11,602 12,222 12,997
Fine Gael John O'Mahony 11.7 8,667 10,290 10,511 10,688 10,864 11,004 11,340 12,111
Independent Michael Kilcoyne 5.4 3,996 4,641 4,715 4,947 5,128 5,462 6,137 7,379
Labour Party Jerry Cowley 4.9 3,644 3,955 4,037 4,294 4,529 4,714 5,899  
Sinn Féin Rose Conway-Walsh 3.6 2,660 2,752 2,813 2,939 4,367 4,527    
Fianna Fáil Lisa Chambers 4.5 3,343 3,464 3,491 3,552 3,619      
Sinn Féin Thérèse Ruane 2.9 2,142 2,260 2,277 2,438        
New Vision Martin Daly 1.2 893 919 926          
Green Party John Carey 0.4 266 280 282          
Independent Dermot McDonnell 0.3 216 237 238          
Independent Loretta Clarke 0.3 218 226 228          
Independent Seán Forkin   29 31 31          
Electorate: 99,504   Valid: 74,154   Spoilt: 641 (0.9%)   Quota: 12,360   Turnout: 74,795 (75.2%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Mayo[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 20.6 14,717              
Fine Gael Michael Ring 16.0 11,412 12,441            
Fine Gael John O'Mahony 9.6 6,869 7,544 7,759 8,003 8,717 8,855 9,587 13,736
Fianna Fáil Dara Calleary 10.1 7,225 7,248 7,251 7,438 7,699 8,803 9,345 11,269
Independent Beverley Flynn 9.5 6,779 7,131 7,212 7,387 8,043 9,322 10,684 11,250
Fianna Fáil John Carty 8.2 5,889 5,926 5,937 5,991 6,519 7,825 8,214 8,303
Fine Gael Michelle Mulherin 7.6 5,428 5,877 6,016 6,416 6,681 6,763 7,644  
Independent Jerry Cowley 4.8 3,407 3,487 3,529 3,910 4,784 5,342    
Fianna Fáil Frank Chambers 6.1 4,345 4,386 4,406 4,499 4,705      
Sinn Féin Gerry Murray 5.1 3,608 3,660 3,668 3,845        
Labour Party Harry Barrett 1.2 831 896 917          
Green Party Peter Enright 0.8 580 594 597          
Progressive Democrats Tommy Cooke 0.4 296 298 298          
Electorate: 98,696   Valid: 71,386   Spoilt: 700 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,898   Turnout: 72,086 (73.0%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Mayo[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Independent Jerry Cowley 13.7 8,709 9,213 9,808 10,573 11,128          
Fine Gael Michael Ring 15.6 9,880 10,045 10,384 10,576 10,907          
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 9.2 5,834 5,954 6,045 6,142 6,478 6,576 6,707 7,307 11,922  
Fianna Fáil John Carty 10.2 6,457 6,512 6,555 6,756 6,817 6,822 6,824 8,284 9,531 10,157
Fianna Fáil Beverley Flynn 10.5 6,661 6,741 6,886 7,123 7,167 7,178 7,187 9,517 9,749 9,910
Fianna Fáil Tom Moffatt 10.3 6,536 6,749 6,892 7,084 7,521 7,661 7,697 8,625 8,878 9,187
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 9.2 5,858 5,971 6,035 6,155 6,833 6,998 7,100 7,220    
Fianna Fáil Frank Chambers 9.0 5,726 5,792 6,045 6,266 6,307 6,315 6,319      
Fine Gael Ernie Caffrey 3.6 2,290 2,419 2,486 2,558            
Sinn Féin Vincent Wood 3.3 2,085 2,181 2,274              
Independent Michael Holmes 2.8 1,754 1,873                
Progressive Democrats Billy Heffron 1.5 919                  
Green Party Ann Crowley 1.1 669                  
Independent Thomas King 0.2 102                  
Electorate: 94,854   Valid: 63,480   Spoilt: 790 (1.2%)   Quota: 10,581   Turnout: 64,270 (67.8%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Mayo[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael Ring 10,066 16.3 1 3
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 6,945 11.2 2 7
Fianna Fáil Beverley Flynn 8,353 13.5 3 7
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 8,568 13.9 4 7
Fianna Fáil Tom Moffatt 5,735 9.3 5 8
Fianna Fáil Séamus Hughes 6,791 11.0
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 5,692 9.2
Fine Gael Ernie Caffrey 4,579 7.4
Independent Richard Finn 1,683 2.7
Independent Gerry Ginty 1,656 2.7
Green Party Ann Crowley 938 1.5
National Party Ciaran Sherry 733 1.2
Independent Cormac Cullen 119 0.2
Electorate: 87,719   Valid: 61,858   Spoilt: 614 (1.0%)   Quota: 10,310   Turnout: 62,472 (71.2%)

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: Mayo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 2002: Mayo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2007: Mayo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Beverley Flynn was elected in 2007 as an independent candidate, was readmitted to the Fianna Fáil party in 2008. "Beverly Flynn readmitted to FF". RTÉ News. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 2011: Mayo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 

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