Sligo–North Leitrim was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from 2007 to 2016. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election was proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).
|Former Dáil Constituency|
|Local government areas|
History and boundariesEdit
The constituency was created by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005, which gave effect to the 2004 Constituency Commission Report on Dáil Constituencies and was first used at the 2007 general election. It largely replaced the previous constituency of Sligo–Leitrim, although it ceded the southern half of Leitrim to the new constituency of Roscommon–South Leitrim, though a subsequent revision in 2007 restored a portion of South Leitrim to the constituency. It consisted of all of County Sligo and the parts of County Leitrim, contained in the Local Electoral Areas of Dromahair and Manorhamilton.
The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defined the constituency as:
- "The county of Sligo and the county of Leitrim, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Roscommon–South Leitrim."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo–North Leitrim 2007–2016|
|32nd||2016||Constituency abolished. See Sligo–Leitrim|
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.
2011 general electionEdit
|Fine Gael||John Perry||19.5||8,663||8,703||8,741||8,968||9,548||9,768||10,419||11,973|
|Fine Gael||Tony McLoughlin||17.4||7,715||7,778||7,891||8,127||8,320||8,699||9,493||10,981||11,508|
|Sinn Féin||Michael Colreavy||13.3||5,911||5,972||6,232||6,465||6,846||7,775||8,139||9,616||9,771|
|Fianna Fáil||Eamon Scanlon||11.4||5,075||5,097||5,165||5,235||5,625||5,699||8,389||8,942||9,125|
|Fianna Fáil||Marc MacSharry||10.4||4,633||4,647||4,686||4,865||5,302||5,586|
|New Vision||Alwyn Love||1.8||779||836||881|
|Electorate: 63,432 Valid: 44,428 Spoilt: 409 (0.9%) Quota: 11,108 Turnout: 44,837 (70.7%)|
2007 general electionEdit
|Fianna Fáil||Eamon Scanlon||23.2||9,258||9,317||9,390||9,662||10,771|
|Fine Gael||John Perry||19.8||7,910||7,952||8,086||9,493||10,363|
|Fianna Fáil||Jimmy Devins||17.8||7,102||7,168||7,288||7,904||9,187|
|Fine Gael||Michael Comiskey||12.4||4,936||5,016||5,171||6,732||7,757|
|Sinn Féin||Seán MacManus||11.7||4,684||4,784||5,075||5,769|
|Fine Gael||Imelda Henry||7.1||2,837||2,863||2,987|
|Electorate: 57,517 Valid: 39,934 Spoilt: 396 (1.0%) Quota: 9,984 Turnout: 40,330 (70.1%)|
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "General election 2007: Sligo–North Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
- "General election 2011: Sligo–North Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- Bree campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.