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Mayo East (Dáil constituency)

History and boundariesEdit

The constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, taking in parts of the former Mayo North and Mayo South constituencies.[1] It was abolished for the 1997 general election when it was combined with Mayo West to form the new 5 seat Mayo constituency.

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Mayo East 1969–1997[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
19th 1969[3] Seán Flanagan
(FF)
Thomas O'Hara
(FG)
Martin Finn
(FG)
20th 1973[4] Seán Calleary
(FF)
21st 1977[5] P. J. Morley
(FF)
Paddy O'Toole
(FG)
22nd 1981[6]
23rd 1982 (Feb)[7]
24th 1982 (Nov)[8]
25th 1987[9] Jim Higgins
(FG)
26th 1989[10]
27th 1992[11] Tom Moffatt
(FF)
28th 1997 Constituency abolished. See Mayo

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

ElectionsEdit

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Mayo East[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 7,631 26.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Tom Moffatt 6,639 22.7 2 3
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 5,693 19.4 3 3
Fine Gael Ernie Caffrey 5,733 19.6
Fianna Fáil Paddy Oliver 2,514 8.6
Independent Mary Reilly 1,089 3.7
Electorate: 43,449   Valid: 29,299   Spoilt: 421 (1.4%)   Quota: 7,325   Turnout: 29,720 (68.4%)

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Mayo East[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 8,463 31.2 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Calleary 7,313 27.0 2
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 6,579 24.3 3
Fine Gael Ernie Caffrey 4,758 17.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,113   Quota: 6,779   Turnout:

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Mayo East[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Calleary 6,779 21.9 1
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 6,382 20.6 2
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 7,263 23.5 3
Fine Gael Paddy O'Toole 5,765 18.6
Fianna Fáil Padraic Gavin 4,063 13.1
Sinn Féin Joseph McHale 668 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,920   Quota: 7,731   Turnout:

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Mayo East[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Calleary 6,834 21.7 1
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 6,507 20.7 2
Fine Gael Paddy O'Toole 6,427 20.4 3
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 5,120 16.3
Fianna Fáil John Bolingbrook 3,418 10.9
Fine Gael Seán McEvoy 2,745 8.7
Independent John Regan 451 1.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,502   Quota: 7,876   Turnout:

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Mayo East[7]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Calleary 22.1 6,876 6,927 8,672
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 22.8 7,096 7,194 8,504
Fine Gael Paddy O'Toole 22.9 7,140 7,512 7,770
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 16.5 5,134 5,937 5,937
Fianna Fáil John Bolingbrook 11.1 3,439 3,509  
Fine Gael John Flannery 4.1 1,274    
Independent Peter Keane 0.4 134    
Electorate: 41,811   Valid: 31,093   Spoilt: 208 (0.7%)   Quota: 7,774   Turnout: 31,509 (75.4%)

The Irish Times does not give Higgins' total in the third count.

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Mayo East[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Calleary 22.4 7,248 8,916    
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 21.1 6,829 7,896 8,592  
Fine Gael Paddy O'Toole 20.3 6,569 6,695 6,719 8,022
Fine Gael Martin Finn 13.9 4,509 4,798 4,873 7,371
Fine Gael Jim Higgins 11.8 3,829 3,987 4,020  
Fianna Fáil John Bolingbrook 10.4 3,387      
Electorate: 41,811   Valid: 32,351   Spoilt: 260 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,088   Turnout: 32,611 (78.0%)

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Mayo East[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Seán Calleary 23.9 7,858 8,074 9,749    
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 15.6 5,115 5,251 7,007 8,460  
Fine Gael Paddy O'Toole 19.3 6,338 7,921 8,015 8,053 8,096
Fine Gael Martin Finn 18.8 6,203 7,694 7,932 7,969 8,033
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 11.3 3,722 3,859      
Fine Gael Seán McEvoy 11.1 3,646        
Electorate: 43,888   Valid: 32,882   Spoilt: 267 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,221   Turnout: 33,149 (75.5%)

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Mayo East[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Calleary 6,725 26.0 1 1
Fine Gael Martin Finn 5,842 22.6 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 3,290 12.7 3
Fine Gael Thomas O'Hara 3,507 13.6
Fianna Fáil P. J. Morley 3,218 12.4
Fine Gael Paddy O'Toole 1,850 7.2
Labour Party Thomas Dillon Leetch 1,432 5.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,864   Quota: 6,467   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Mayo East[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 6,165 23.6 1
Fine Gael Thomas O'Hara 4,080 15.6 2
Fine Gael Martin Finn 4,852 18.6 3
Fianna Fáil John Garrett 4,087 15.6
Fine Gael Michael Browne 3,780 14.5
Fianna Fáil Kevin McLoughlin 2,292 8.8
Labour Party Gerald Boyle 869 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,125   Quota: 6,532   Turnout:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
  3. ^ a b "General election 1969: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  4. ^ a b "General election 1973: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  5. ^ a b "General election 1977: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b "General election 1981: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  7. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  8. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  9. ^ a b "General election 1987: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  10. ^ a b "General election 1989: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  11. ^ a b "General election 1992: Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 February 2009.

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