Mayo West (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see West Mayo (UK Parliament constituency).
Mayo West
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1969
Abolished 1977
Seats 3
County/City council County Mayo

Mayo West was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1997. The constituency was served by 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known in English as TDs). The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, taking in parts of the former Mayo North and Mayo South constituencies, and included Ballinrobe, Belmullet, Castlebar and Westport.[1] With effect from the 1997 general election it was combined with Mayo East to form a new five seat Mayo constituency.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Mayo West 1969–1997[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
19th 1969[3] Micheál Ó Móráin
(FF)
Henry Kenny
(FG)
Joseph Lenehan
(FF)
20th 1973[4] Denis Gallagher
(FF)
Myles Staunton
(FG)
1975 by-election[5] Enda Kenny
(FG)
21st 1977[6] Pádraig Flynn
(FF)
22nd 1981[7]
23rd 1982 (Feb)[8]
24th 1982 (Nov)[9]
25th 1987[10]
26th 1989[11] Martin O'Toole
(FF)
27th 1992[12] Séamus Hughes
(FF)
1994 by-election[13] Michael Ring
(FG)
28th 1997 Constituency abolished. See Mayo

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]

1994 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD Pádraig Flynn on his appointment as EU Commissioner, a by-election was held on 9 June 1994. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Michael Ring.

1994 by-election: Mayo West[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael Ring 10,390 35.7 1 2
Fianna Fáil Beverley Cooper Flynn 10,967 37.7
Independent Paddy McGuinness 6,275 21.6
Labour Party Johnny Mee 1,103 3.8
Independent Jerry Cowley 388 1.3
Electorate: 45,932   Valid: 29,123   Quota: 14,562   Turnout: 63.4%

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Mayo West[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Flynn 9,629 32.5 1 1
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 6,210 20.9 2 4
Fianna Fáil Séamus Hughes 4,401 14.8 3 4
Fine Gael Michael Ring 5,136 17.3
Independent Paraic Cosgrove 3,478 11.7
Fianna Fáil Michael Goonan 803 2.7
Electorate: 43,472   Valid: 29,657   Spoilt: 389 (1.3%)   Quota: 7,415   Turnout: 30,046 (69.1%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Mayo West[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 5,385 18.4 1
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Flynn 5,974 20.4 2
Fianna Fáil Martin O'Toole 5,379 18.4 3
Independent Frank Durcan 5,187 17.7
Fianna Fáil Paraic Cosgrove 3,804 13.0
Fine Gael Myles Staunton 3,572 12.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,301   Quota: 7,326   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Mayo West[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Denis Gallagher 6,908 22.8 1
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Flynn 7,198 23.8 2
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 7,410 24.5 3
Fine Gael Patrick Durcan 5,683 18.8
Fianna Fáil Paraic Cosgrove 3,091 10.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,290   Quota: 7,573   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Mayo West[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Denis Gallagher 7,251 23.7 1
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 7,463 24.4 2
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Flynn 6,348 20.7 3
Fine Gael Patrick Durcan 5,669 18.5
Fianna Fáil Paraic Cosgrove 2,619 8.6
Labour Party Johnny Mee 1,296 4.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,646   Quota: 7,662   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Mayo West[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 7,908 25.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Gallagher 7,413 24.2 2
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Flynn 6,611 21.6 3
Fine Gael Patrick Durcan 3,739 12.2
Fianna Fáil Paraic Cosgrove 2,563 8.4
Fine Gael John Carey 1,769 5.8
Labour Party John Gibbons 620 2.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,623   Quota: 7,656   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Mayo West[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 8,458 26.3 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Gallagher 7,741 24.1 2
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Flynn 6,605 20.6 3
Fine Gael Patrick Durcan 4,312 13.4
Fianna Fáil Timothy Quinn 3,010 9.4
Fine Gael Patrick Kilbane 1,982 6.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,108   Quota: 8,028   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Mayo West[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 9,457 28.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Gallagher 7,958 24.1 2
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Flynn 5,439 16.5 3
Fine Gael Myles Staunton 5,203 15.8
Fianna Fáil Timothy Quinn 3,704 11.2
Independent Basil Morahan 1,055 3.2
Independent Peter Keane 181 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,997   Quota: 8,250   Turnout:

1975 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD Henry Kenny, a by-election was held on 12 November 1975. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Enda Kenny, son of the deceased TD.

1975 by-election: Mayo West[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 15,584 52.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael McGreal 12,448 42.2
Independent Basil Morahan 1,481 5.0
Electorate: 38,249   Valid: 29,513   Quota: 14,757   Turnout: 77.2%

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Mayo West[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Myles Staunton 6,381 25.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Gallagher 4,255 17.0 2
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 6,024 24.0 3
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 4,971 19.8
Fianna Fáil Joseph Lenehan 3,475 13.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,106   Quota: 6,277   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Mayo West[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 6,246 24.7 1
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 5,943 23.5 2
Fianna Fáil Joseph Lenehan 3,817 15.1 3
Fine Gael Myles Staunton 3,891 15.4
Fianna Fáil Denis Gallagher 3,591 14.2
Fine Gael Eamonn Carey 1,314 5.2
Labour Party Michael Reilly 445 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,247   Quota: 6,312   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1969: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1973: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "By-election 1975: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1977: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1981: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1987: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1989: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1992: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "By-election 1994: Mayo West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 

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