Sligo–North Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Sligo–North Leitrim
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Sligo–North Leitrim within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 2007
Seats 3
TDs
County/City council County Sligo
County Leitrim
EP constituency Midlands–North-West

Sligo–North Leitrim is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 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 the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005,[1] which gave effect to the 2004 Constituency Commission Report on Dáil Constituencies and was first used at the 2007 general election. It largely replaced the previous constituency of Sligo–Leitrim, although it ceded the southern half of Leitrim to the new constituency of Roscommon–South Leitrim, though a subsequent revision in 2007 restored a portion of South Leitrim to the constituency. It consists of all of County Sligo and the parts of County Leitrim, contained in the Local Electoral Areas of Dromahair and Manorhamilton.[2]

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

"The county of Sligo and the county of Leitrim, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Roscommon–South Leitrim."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo–North Leitrim 2007–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
30th 2007[3] Eamon Scanlon
(FF)
John Perry
(FG)
Jimmy Devins
(FF)
31st 2011[4] Michael Colreavy
(SF)
Tony McLoughlin
(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: Sligo–North Leitrim[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fine Gael John Perry 19.5 8,663 8,703 8,741 8,968 9,548 9,768 10,419 11,973  
Fine Gael Tony McLoughlin 17.4 7,715 7,778 7,891 8,127 8,320 8,699 9,493 10,981 11,508
Sinn Féin Michael Colreavy 13.3 5,911 5,972 6,232 6,465 6,846 7,775 8,139 9,616 9,771
Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon 11.4 5,075 5,097 5,165 5,235 5,625 5,699 8,389 8,942 9,125
Labour Party Susan O'Keeffe 10.2 4,553 4,709 4,769 5,213 5,430 6,096 6,646    
Fianna Fáil Marc MacSharry 10.4 4,633 4,647 4,686 4,865 5,302 5,586      
Independent Declan Bree[5] 5.1 2,284 2,334 2,380 2,763 2,946        
Independent Michael Clarke 5.4 2,415 2,431 2,463 2,607          
Independent Veronica Cawley 2.5 1,119 1,140 1,171            
New Vision Alwyn Love 1.8 779 836 881            
Independent Gabriel McSharry 1.7 747 770              
Green Party Johnny Gogan 1.0 432                
Independent Dick Cahill 0.2 102                
Electorate: 63,432   Valid: 44,428   Spoilt: 409 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,108   Turnout: 44,837 (70.7%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Sligo–North Leitrim[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon 23.2 9,258 9,317 9,390 9,662 10,771
Fine Gael John Perry 19.8 7,910 7,952 8,086 9,493 10,363
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Devins 17.8 7,102 7,168 7,288 7,904 9,187
Fine Gael Michael Comiskey 12.4 4,936 5,016 5,171 6,732 7,757
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 11.7 4,684 4,784 5,075 5,769  
Fine Gael Imelda Henry 7.1 2,837 2,863 2,987    
Labour Party Jim McGarry 3.9 1,555 1,571 1,829    
Green Party Brian Scanlon 3.0 1,209 1,240      
Independent Andy McSharry 0.9 353        
Independent John Higgins 0.2 89        
Electorate: 57,517   Valid: 39,934   Spoilt: 396 (1.0%)   Quota: 9,984   Turnout: 40,330 (70.1%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 2007: Sligo–North Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2011: Sligo–North Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Bree campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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