South (European Parliament constituency)

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South
European Parliament constituency
South (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2014
South (European Parliament constituency)
Location among the 2014 constituencies
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South shown within Ireland
Created 2004
MEP(s) 3 (2004–14)
4 (2014–)
Member State Ireland
Source(s) [1]

South is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It elects 4 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 as a successor to the Munster constituency, with County Clare being moved to the North-West constituency. It comprises the counties of Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow; and the cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford.[1]

For the 2014 European Parliament election, the constituency was increased in size by the addition of counties Carlow, Clare, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow; and the number of seats was increased to 4.[2]

MEPs[edit]

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for South 2004–
Parl. Election Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
6th 2004[3] Brian Crowley
(FF)
Simon Coveney
(FG)
Kathy Sinnott
(Ind)
3 seats
until 2014
2007[4] Colm Burke
(FG)
7th 2009[5] Seán Kelly
(FG)
Alan Kelly
(Lab)
2011[6] Phil Prendergast
(Lab)
8th 2014[7] Liadh Ní Riada
(SF)
Deirdre Clune
(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.

2014 election[edit]

2014 European Parliament election: South[7]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
Fianna Fáil Brian Crowley 27.4 180,329                      
Sinn Féin Liadh Ní Riada 19.1 125,309 129,957 130,840 132,590                
Fine Gael Seán Kelly 12.7 83,520 92,042 92,355 92,758 93,106 94,266 95,683 95,736 98,646 106,068 113,311 121,566
Fine Gael Deirdre Clune 7.2 47,453 51,850 52,097 52,295 52,798 54,081 55,293 55,340 58,311 64,889 69,009 74,370
Fine Gael Simon Harris 7.8 51,483 53,912 54,161 54,511 55,273 56,050 56,691 56,738 59,056 63,536 66,061 70,808
Fianna Fáil Kieran Hartley 4.6 29,987 50,349 50,653 50,953 51,475 52,481 54,475 54,559 56,746 59,722 64,357  
Independent Diarmuid O'Flynn 4.6 30,323 31,649 33,311 34,840 36,198 38,960 43,628 44,023 48,125 51,387    
Labour Party Phil Prendergast 4.6 30,317 32,360 32,664 33,147 33,560 34,150 34,874 34,939 42,213      
Green Party Grace O'Sullivan 4.2 27,860 29,360 29,999 31,075 31,962 32,829 34,443 34,607        
Catholic Democrats Theresa Heaney 2.1 13,569 14,677 15,159 15,655 17,016 19,114            
Independent Richard Cahill 1.6 10,719 11,661 12,408 13,152 15,310              
Independent Jillian Godsil 1.4 9,179 9,829 10,607 11,531                
Direct Democracy Jan van de Ven 1.4 9,255 9,586 10,125                  
Independent Peter O'Loughlin 1.0 6,561 7,000                    
Fís Nua Dónal Ó Ríordáin 0.2 1,634 1,766                    
Electorate: 1,221,683   Valid: 657,498   Spoilt: 21,798 (3.2%)   Quota: 131,500   Turnout: 679,296 (55.6%)

2009 election[edit]

2009 European Parliament election: South[5][8]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fianna Fáil Brian Crowley 23.7 118,258 119,625 122,404 132,410        
Fine Gael Seán Kelly 18.6 92,579 94,430 96,153 97,482 98,394 134,712    
Labour Party Alan Kelly[6] 12.9 64,152 66,121 69,683 70,309 70,991 78,651 83,921 105,597
Independent Kathy Sinnott 11.7 58,485 62,057 64,295 65,518 66,920 71,349 75,168 95,134
Sinn Féin Toiréasa Ferris 13.0 64,671 65,861 67,304 68,296 69,295 73,389 74,480  
Fine Gael Colm Burke 10.8 53,721 54,617 57,190 57,884 58,654      
Fianna Fáil Ned O'Keeffe 3.3 16,596 16,896 17,124          
Green Party Dan Boyle 3.1 15,499 16,250            
Independent Alexander Stafford 2.3 11,692              
Independent Maurice Sexton 0.5 2,474              
Electorate: 861,727   Valid: 498,127   Spoilt: 11,836 (2.3%)   Quota: 124,532   Turnout: 509,963 (59.2%)

2004 election[edit]

2004 European Parliament election: South[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Brian Crowley 25.9 125,539          
Fine Gael Simon Coveney[4] 24.6 118,937 120,261 120,537 121,332    
Independent Kathy Sinnott 18.4 89,127 89,872 90,175 92,010 97,057 120,600
Fianna Fáil Gerry Collins 15.1 73,131 74,991 75,246 75,577 78,367 87,658
Sinn Féin David Cullinane 6.7 32,643 32,848 32,977 33,561 35,385  
Labour Party Brendan Ryan 4.1 19,975 20,086 20,170 20,576 24,406  
Green Party Chris O'Leary 2.3 10,896 10,980 11,056 11,478    
Independent Gerry Hannan 1.3 6,394 6,428 6,551 6,934    
Independent Lily Moynihan 1.2 5,831 5,914 6,048      
Independent Anthony O'Connor 0.4 1,797 1,822        
Electorate: 802,359   Valid: 484,270   Spoilt: 14,124 (2.8%)   Quota: 121,068   Turnout: 498,394 (62.1%)

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 – South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Simon Coveney was substituted by Colm Burke (FG / EPP-ED) on 19 June 2007.
  5. ^ a b "2009 European Parliament election – South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Alan Kelly was substituted by Phil Prendergast (Lab / S&D) on 21 April 2011.
  7. ^ a b "2014 European Parliament election – South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nominations close for Europe elections". RTÉ News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 

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