2014 Dublin West by-election

A by-election was held in the Dáil Éireann Dublin West constituency in Ireland on Friday, 23 May 2014, following the resignation of Independent Teachta Dála (TD) Patrick Nulty on 22 March 2014.[1] It was held on the same day as the 2014 European and local elections, and the Longford–Westmeath by-election.[2]

2014 Dublin West by-election

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Turnout29,350 (46.2%)
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Nominee Ruth Coppinger David McGuinness Paul Donnelly
Party Socialist Party Fianna Fáil Sinn Féin
First pref 5,977 5,053 6,056
Percentage 20.6 17.5 20.9
Final count 12,334 9,237

  Eamonn Coghlan.jpg Roderic-54.jpg
Nominee David Hall Eamonn Coghlan Roderic O'Gorman
Party Independent Fine Gael Green Party
First pref 3,803 3,715 1,856
Percentage 13.1 12.8 6.4
Final count

 
Nominee Lorraine Mulligan Seán Lyons John Kidd
Party Labour Party Independent Independent
First pref 1,505 649 228
Percentage 5.2 2.2 0.8
Final count

Dublin West Dáil Éireann constituency.png
Dublin West shown within County Dublin

TD before election

Patrick Nulty
Independent

Elected TD

Ruth Coppinger
Socialist Party

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2011 stipulates that a by-election in Ireland must be held within six months of a vacancy occurring.[3]

Socialist Party candidate Ruth Coppinger was elected on the sixth count.[4]

ResultEdit

2014 Dublin West by-election[5][6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Sinn Féin Paul Donnelly 20.9 6,056 6,120 6,296 6,516 7,028  
Socialist Party Ruth Coppinger 20.6 5,977 6,112 6,744 7,342 8,807 12,334
Fianna Fáil David McGuinness 17.5 5,053 5,156 5,691 6,789 8,163 9,237
Independent David Hall 13.1 3,803 4,133 4,783 5,846    
Fine Gael Eamonn Coghlan 12.8 3,715 3,788 4,693      
Green Party Roderic O'Gorman 6.4 1,856 1,951        
Labour Party Lorraine Mulligan 5.2 1,505 1,540        
Independent Seán Lyons 2.2 649          
Independent John Kidd 0.8 228          
Fís Nua Daniel Boyne 0.4 113          
Electorate: 63,521   Valid: 28,955   Spoilt: 395 (1.4%)   Quota: 14,478   Turnout: 29,350 (46.2%)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nulty resigns over 'inappropriate' Facebook messages". RTÉ News. 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Government moves writs on the two by-elections". RTÉ News. 1 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2011". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Coppinger wins Dublin West by-election". RTÉ News. 24 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Dublin West by-election". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  6. ^ "List of Candidates 2014 Bye Election". Dublin County Returning Officer. 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2014.