North-West (European Parliament constituency)

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North-West
European Parliament constituency
North-West (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
North-West (European Parliament constituency)
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
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North-West shown within Ireland
Created 2004
MEP(s) 3
Member State Ireland
Source(s) [1]

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[edit]

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.

It comprises the counties of Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath; and the city of Galway.[1]

2014 election[edit]

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;[2] with the exception of County Clare which is being transferred to the South constituency.

MEPs[edit]

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for North-West 2004–
Parl. Election Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
6th 2004[3] Marian Harkin
(Ind)
Jim Higgins
(FG)
Seán Ó Neachtain
(FF)
7th 2009[4] Pat the Cope Gallagher
(FF)

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 election[edit]

2009 European Parliament election: North-West[4][5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Independent Marian Harkin 17.1 84,813 89,938 99,561 103,942 112,210 121,672
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
Libertas Declan Ganley 14.3 67,638 69,925 72,475 73,994 75,705 84,277
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 Michael McNamara 2.6 12,744          
Independent Fiachra Ó Luain 1.3 6,510          
Independent John Francis Higgins 0.6 3,030          
Independent Noel McCullagh 0.4 1,940          
Independent Thomas King 0.2 1,124          
Electorate: 805,626   Valid: 495,257   Spoilt: 15,675 (3.1%)   Quota: 123,815   Turnout: 510,932 (63.4%)

2004 election[edit]

2004–2009 North-West constituency boundaries
2004 European Parliament election: North-West[3]
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
Independent Marian Harkin 15.8 66,664 71,458 76,195 81,610 100,522
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        
Independent Mary Hainsworth 0.8 3,308        
Electorate: 688,804   Valid: 421,423   Spoilt: 14,487 (3.3%)   Quota: 105,356   Turnout: 435,910 (63.3%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Report on European Parliament Constituencies 2013". Constituency Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "2004 European Parliament election – North-West constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "2009 European Parliament election – North-West constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Nominations close for Europe elections". RTÉ News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 

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