North-West (European Parliament constituency)
European Parliament constituency
|Location amongst the 2007 constituencies|
|North-West shown within Ireland|
North-West is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It elects 3 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
History and boundaries
The constituency was created in 2004 and is a successor to the Connacht–Ulster constituency. For 2004 election, County Clare was moved from the Munster constituency to the new North-West constituency. For the 2009 election the counties of Longford and Westmeath were transferred from the East constituency to North-West.
For the 2014 European Parliament election the constituency will be abolished. All of its area will become part of the new Midlands-North-West constituency; with the exception of County Clare which is being transferred to the South constituency.
|Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for North-West 2004–|
|Seán Ó Neachtain
|7th||2009||Pat the Cope Gallagher
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.
|2009 European Parliament election: North-West|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6|
|Fianna Fáil||Pat the Cope Gallagher||16.7||82,643||84,680||85,842||87,714||112,622||120,930|
|Fine Gael||Jim Higgins||16.2||80,093||82,457||86,597||111,133||113,810||120,185|
|Sinn Féin||Pádraig Mac Lochlainn||9.2||45,515||47,413||50,225||52,384||54,737|
|Fianna Fáil||Paschal Mooney||8.7||42,985||44,719||45,687||47,702|
|Fine Gael||Joe O'Reilly||7.6||37,564||38,854||42,350|
|Labour Party||Susan O'Keeffe||5.8||28,658||31,176|
|Independent||Fiachra Ó Luain||1.3||6,510|
|Independent||John Francis Higgins||0.6||3,030|
|Electorate: 805,626 Valid: 495,257 Spoilt: 15,675 (3.1%) Quota: 123,815 Turnout: 510,932 (63.4%)|
|2004 European Parliament election: North-West|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5|
|Fianna Fáil||Seán Ó Neachtain||14.7||62,085||62,855||66,130||90,830||102,384|
|Fine Gael||Jim Higgins||14.1||56,396||61,262||78,938||81,623||92,657|
|Sinn Féin||Pearse Doherty||15.5||65,321||68,412||70,309||76,315||85,996|
|Independent||Dana Rosemary Scallon||13.5||56,992||58,774||66,739||72,889|
|Fianna Fáil||Jim McDaid||12.4||52,139||52,938||54,654|
|Fine Gael||Madeleine Taylor-Quinn||9.9||41,570||43,093|
|Labour Party||Hughie Baxter||3.3||13,948|
|Electorate: 688,804 Valid: 421,423 Spoilt: 14,487 (3.3%) Quota: 105,356 Turnout: 435,910 (63.3%)|
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- "Report on European Parliament Constituencies 2013". Constituency Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "2004 European Parliament election – North-West constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
- "2009 European Parliament election – North-West constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 April 2009.
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