Westmeath (Dáil constituency)
Westmeath was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1992 to 2007. The constituency was served by 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
|Former Dáil Éireann|
|County/City council||County Westmeath|
The constituency was created in 1992 under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1990 and was first used for the 1992 general election. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005, when it was replaced by new constituency of Longford–Westmeath.
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Westmeath 1992–2007|
|30th||2007||Constituency abolished. See Longford–Westmeath|
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.
2002 general electionEdit
|2002 general election: Westmeath|
|Party||Candidate||FPv%||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3|
|Labour Party||Willie Penrose||26.1||8,967|
|Fianna Fáil||Donie Cassidy||22.9||7,892||7,982||8,558|
|Fine Gael||Paul McGrath||16.2||5,570||5,715||8,485|
|Fianna Fáil||Mary O'Rourke||18.7||6,444||6,491||8,035|
|Fine Gael||Nicky McFadden||11.0||3,793||3,824|
|Sinn Féin||Niamh Hogg||3.4||1,185||1,216|
|Christian Solidarity||Patrick Walsh||0.4||126||127|
|Electorate: 56,054 Valid: 34,421 Spoilt: 557 (1.6%) Quota: 8,606 Turnout: 34,978 (62.4%)|
1997 general electionEdit
|1997 general election: Westmeath|
|Labour Party||Willie Penrose||8,037||24.5||1||2|
|Fianna Fáil||Mary O'Rourke||7,262||22.2||2||3|
|Fine Gael||Paul McGrath||5,218||15.9||3||4|
|Fianna Fáil||Henry Abbott||4,706||14.4|
|Fine Gael||Joe Whelan||3,266||10.0|
|Fianna Fáil||Camillus Glynn||3,005||9.2|
|National Party||Danny Murray||1,118||3.4|
|Electorate: 49,007 Valid: 32,787 Spoilt: 297 (0.9%) Quota: 8,197 Turnout: 33,084 (67.5%)|
1992 general electionEdit
|1992 general election: Westmeath|
|Party||Candidate||FPv%||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6||Count 7||Count 8||Count 9|
|Fianna Fáil||Mary O'Rourke||24.1||7,396||7,410||7,421||7,432||7,477||7,655||7,918|
|Fine Gael||Paul McGrath||17.4||5,347||5,349||5,407||5,474||5,487||5,558||5,633||7,631||7,648|
|Labour Party||Willie Penrose||20.1||6,182||6,193||6,255||6,309||6,394||6,523||6,701||7,277||7,321|
|Fianna Fáil||Henry Abbott||21.5||6,598||6,603||6,627||6,684||6,750||6,861||6,920||7,080||7,184|
|Fine Gael||Brendan McFadden||9.3||2,849||2,864||2,872||2,886||2,891||2,954||3,149|
|Sinn Féin||Peter Rogers||1.1||323||325||326||332|
|Electorate: 46,267 Valid: 30,703 Spoilt: 446 (1.4%) Quota: 7,676 Turnout: 31,149 (67.3%)|
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1990: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
- "General election 1992: Westmeath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
- "General election 1997: Westmeath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
- "General election 2002: Westmeath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 February 2009.