Fine Gael leadership election, 2002

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Fine Gael leadership election
Republic of Ireland
← 2001 5 June 2002 (2002-06-05)
  EndaKenny.jpg Richard Bruton 2011.jpg
Candidate Enda Kenny Richard Bruton
Party Fine Gael Fine Gael

  Gay Mitchell.jpg Phil Hogan.jpg
Candidate Gay Mitchell Phil Hogan
Party Fine Gael Fine Gael

Leader before election

Michael Noonan

Elected Leader

Enda Kenny

The 2002 Fine Gael leadership election began in May 2002, when Michael Noonan resigned as party leader due to the party's poor performance in the 2002 general election. Noonan had only been party leader for little over fifteen months. His successor was elected by the members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party on 5 June 2002. After one ballot the election was won by Enda Kenny. Kenny defeated Richard Bruton, Gay Mitchell and Phil Hogan.[1]



Declined to stand[edit]


  1. ^ The line of leaders since FitzGerald.The Irish Times. 14 June 2010.