Sligo–North Leitrim (Dáil constituency)

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).

Sligo–North Leitrim
Former Dáil Constituency
Outline map
Location of Sligo–North Leitrim within Ireland
Former constituency
Created2007
Abolished2016
Seats3
Local government areas

History and boundariesEdit

The constituency was created by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005,[1] 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.[2]

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."

It was abolished at the 2016 general election and replaced by the re-created Sligo–Leitrim constituency.

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo–North Leitrim 2007–2016
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
30th 2007[3] Jimmy Devins
(FF)
Eamon Scanlon
(FF)
John Perry
(FG)
31st 2011[4] Michael Colreavy
(SF)
Tony McLoughlin
(FG)
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.

ElectionsEdit

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Sligo–North Leitrim[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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      
Labour Susan O'Keeffe 10.2 4,553 4,709 4,769 5,213 5,430 6,096 6,646    
Independent Michael Clarke 5.4 2,415 2,431 2,463 2,607          
Independent Declan Bree[5] 5.1 2,284 2,334 2,380 2,763 2,946        
Independent Veronica Cawley 2.5 1,119 1,140 1,171            
New Vision Alwyn Love 1.8 779 836 881            
Independent Gabriel McSharry 1.7 747 770              
Green Johnny Gogan 1.0 432                
Independent Dick Cahill 0.2 102                
Electorate: 63,432   Valid: 44,428   Spoilt: 409 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,108   Turnout: 44,837 (70.7%)  

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Sligo–North Leitrim[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
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    
Labour Jim McGarry 3.9 1,555 1,571 1,829    
Green Brian Scanlon 3.0 1,209 1,240      
Independent Andy McSharry 0.9 353        
Independent John Higgins 0.2 89        
Electorate: 57,517   Valid: 39,934   Spoilt: 396 (1.0%)   Quota: 9,984   Turnout: 40,330 (70.1%)  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "General election 2007: Sligo–North Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b "General election 2011: Sligo–North Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  5. ^ Bree campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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