Tom Fleming (Irish politician)

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Tom Fleming
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Kerry South
Personal details
Born Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Other political
affiliations
Fianna Fáil (1980–2011)
Occupation Publican

Tom Fleming is an Irish independent politician. He was elected at the 2011 general election to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Kerry South.[1]

Fleming is a former Fianna Fáil member of Kerry County Council, and was first elected to the council at the 1985 local elections, as a Fianna Fáil councillor for the Killarney electoral area.[2] He retained his seat at the 1999, 2004 and 2009 local elections.[2] He was an unsuccessful Fianna Fáil candidate for Kerry South at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.[2]

He and fellow Councillor Michael Cahill left Fianna Fáil on 12 January 2011.[2][3] He contested the Kerry South constituency at the 2011 general election as an independent candidate, winning a seat.[2] He is part of the Dáil Technical group which gives independents and minor parties more speaking time in Dáil debates.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Tom Fleming". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Tom Fleming". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "‘I have touched positively every home of every parish’". Irish Examiner. 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "TDs agree to form technical group". The Irish Times. 9 March 2011. 
Oireachtas
Preceded by
John O'Donoghue
(Fianna Fáil)
Independent Teachta Dála for Kerry South
2011–present
Incumbent