1994 Mayo West by-election

A by-election was held in the Dáil Éireann Mayo West constituency in Ireland on 9 June 1994. It followed the resignation of Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) Pádraig Flynn after being appointed a European Commissioner.

1994 Mayo West by-election

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Nominee Michael Ring Beverley Cooper Flynn Paddy McGuinness
Party Fine Gael Fianna Fáil Independent
First preferences 10,390 10,967 6,275
Percentage 35.7% 37.7% 21.6%
Final count 14,063 13,639

Nominee Johnny Mee Jerry Cowley
Party Labour Independent
First preferences 1,103 388
Percentage 3.8% 1.3%
Final count

TD before election

Pádraig Flynn
Fianna Fáil

Elected TD

Michael Ring
Fine Gael

The election was won by Fine Gael Mayo County Councillor and future Minister Michael Ring.

Among the candidates were Pádraig Flynn's daughter, Beverley Cooper Flynn and Jerry Cowley, both of whom would go on to serve as TDs, as well as Mayo County Councillor Johnny Mee.

On the same day, a by-election took place in Dublin South-Central.

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1994 Mayo West by-election
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
Fianna Fáil Beverley Cooper Flynn 37.7 10,967 13,639
Fine Gael Michael Ring 35.7 10,390 14,063
Independent Paddy McGuinness 21.6 6,275  
Labour Johnny Mee 3.8 1,103  
Independent Jerry Cowley 1.3 388  
Electorate: 45,932   Valid: 29,123   Quota: 14,562   Turnout: 63.4%  

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