Labour Party (Ireland) leadership election, 2014

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Labour Party leadership election, 2014
Republic of Ireland
2007 ←
4 July 2014 (2014-07-04)

  Joan Burton July 2014 (cropped).jpg Alex White TD 2014 (cropped).jpg
Candidate Joan Burton Alex White
Party Labour Party Labour Party
Percentage 78% 22%

Leader before election

Eamon Gilmore

Elected Leader

Joan Burton

The 2014 Labour Party leadership election was held following the resignation of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore as Leader of the Labour Party in the aftermath the party's poor showing at the local and European elections. A postal ballot was held to elect a successor. Nominations opened on 27 May and closed on 2 June.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Two candidates contested the leadership election:

Deputy leader[edit]

Along with the position of leader, there was also be an election to fill the Deputy leadership that fell vacant on the resignation of the Leader.[4] Four candidates contested it.[5][6]

Debates[edit]

There were 5 leadership election debates held across Ireland during the election campaign.

Labour Party leadership election debates, 2014
 N°. Date Place Leadership candidates Deputy Leadership candidates
 P  Participant.    N  Non-invitee.   A  Absent invitee. Burton White Conway Kelly McCarthy Sherlock
1 June 9, 2014 Radisson Blu Hotel,
Dublin Airport
P P P P P P
2 June 16, 2014 Clayton Hotel,
Galway
P P P P P P
3 June 19, 2014 Rochestown Park Hotel,
Cork
P P P P P P
4 June 21, 2014 Tom Johnson Summer School,
Portlaoise Heritage Hotel,
Portlaoise
P P P P P P
5 June 26, 2014 Mansion House, Dublin P P P P P P

Result[edit]

Joan Burton was elected as leader with 78% of the vote. Alan Kelly was elected as deputy leader.[7][8][9]

Leadership election
Candidate Votes %
Joan Burton 2,094 77.0%
Alex White 607 22.3%
Spoiled 19 0.7%
Deputy leader election
Candidate Votes %
Alan Kelly 1,409 51.5%
Seán Sherlock 467 17.1%
Michael McCarthy 438 16.0%
Ciara Conway 421 15.4%
Spoiled 3 0.1%

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