Wicklow (Dáil constituency)

Wicklow is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Wicklow
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Wicklow within Ireland
Current constituency
Created1923
Seats3 (1923–1981)
4 (1981–1992)
5 (1992–)
TDs
County councilWicklow County Council
EP constituencySouth

History and boundariesEdit

The constituency was created for the 1923 general election and elected 3 deputies to Dáil Éireann until 1977, this was increased to 4 deputies in 1981. In part this was because, in 1977, parts of the county had been placed in the constituencies of Dublin County Mid and Dublin County West,[1] while the 1981 constituency included the entire county.[2] The number of seats was increased to 5 for the 1992 general election. From the 1997 general election to the 2016 general election, the constituency included parts of East Carlow.[3]

The constituency spans the entire area of County Wicklow, including the towns of Wicklow, Arklow, Baltinglass, Greystones and Bray.[4]

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[4]

"The county of Wicklow."

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Wicklow 1923–[5]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[6] Christopher Byrne
(CnaG)
James Everett
(Lab)
Richard Wilson
(FP)
3 seats
1923–1981
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] Séamus Moore
(FF)
Dermot O'Mahony
(CnaG)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8]
7th 1932[9]
8th 1933[10]
9th 1937[11] Dermot O'Mahony
(FG)
10th 1938[12] Patrick Cogan
(Ind)
11th 1943[13] Christopher Byrne
(FF)
Patrick Cogan
(CnaT)
12th 1944[14] Thomas Brennan
(FF)
James Everett
(NLP)
13th 1948[15] Patrick Cogan
(Ind)
14th 1951[16] James Everett
(Lab)
1953 by-election[17] Mark Deering
(FG)
15th 1954[18] Paudge Brennan
(FF)
16th 1957[19] James O'Toole
(FF)
17th 1961[20] Michael O'Higgins
(FG)
18th 1965[21]
1968 by-election[22] Godfrey Timmins
(FG)
19th 1969[23] Liam Kavanagh
(Lab)
20th 1973[24] Ciarán Murphy
(FF)
21st 1977[25]
22nd 1981[26] Paudge Brennan
(FF)
4 seats
1981–1992
23rd 1982 (Feb)[27] Gemma Hussey
(FG)
24th 1982 (Nov)[28] Paudge Brennan
(FF)
25th 1987[29] Joe Jacob
(FF)
Dick Roche
(FF)
26th 1989[30] Godfrey Timmins
(FG)
27th 1992[31] Liz McManus
(DL)
Johnny Fox
(Ind)
1995 by-election[32] Mildred Fox
(Ind)
28th 1997[33] Dick Roche
(FF)
Billy Timmins
(FG)
29th 2002[34] Liz McManus
(Lab)
30th 2007[35] Joe Behan
(FF)
Andrew Doyle
(FG)
31st 2011[36] Simon Harris
(FG)
Stephen Donnelly
(Ind)
Anne Ferris
(Lab)
32nd 2016[37] Stephen Donnelly
(SD)
John Brady
(SF)
Pat Casey
(FF)
33rd 2020[38] Stephen Donnelly
(FF)
Jennifer Whitmore
(SD)
Steven Matthews
(GP)

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

2020 general electionEdit

2020 general election: Wicklow[39][40]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14 Count 15
Sinn Féin John Brady 24.3 17,297                            
Fine Gael Simon Harris 12.3 8,765 8,885 8,890 8,913 8,929 8,948 8,968 9,129 9,171 9,369 9,545 9,774 11,261 11,752 11,838
Social Democrats Jennifer Whitmore 9.9 7,039 7,951 7,966 7,996 8,035 8,095 8,208 8,635 9,422 9,987 11,148 11,405 11,875 13,405  
Green Party Steven Matthews 7.9 5,634 6,064 6,079 6,095 6,114 6,159 6,299 6,629 7,072 7,410 7,713 7,838 8,114 9,108 9,622
Fianna Fáil Stephen Donnelly 7.7 5,467 5,630 5,637 5,650 5,666 5,707 5,781 5,879 5,915 6,113 6,301 9,363 10,024 10,882 11,018
Fine Gael Andrew Doyle 6.9 4,940 5,044 5,053 5,060 5,075 5,147 5,185 5,334 5,358 5,573 5,943 6,503 8,347 8,788 8,860
Fine Gael Billy Timmins 6.6 4,679 4,796 4,798 4,803 4,812 4,935 5,051 5,138 5,160 5,283 5,429 5,813      
Fianna Fáil Pat Casey 6.3 4,473 4,669 4,674 4,680 4,689 4,776 4,848 4,910 4,936 5,089 5,323        
Independent John Snell 4.3 3,050 3,597 3,601 3,642 3,663 3,782 3,890 4,187 4,352 4,654          
Independent Joe Behan 4.2 2,988 3,665 3,673 3,683 3,715 3,805 4,125 4,222 4,560 4,900 5,690 5,941 6,187    
Independent Valerie Cox 2.5 1,805 2,107 2,115 2,128 2,144 2,235 2,370 2,480 2,724            
Labour Party Paul O'Brien 2.4 1,727 1,912 1,915 1,927 1,936 1,956 1,975                
Aontú Seamus Connor 1.5 1,051 1,208 1,211 1,217 1,239 1,351                  
Solidarity–PBP Sharon Briggs[n 1] 1.5 1,037 2,244 2,255 2,262 2,278 2,335 2,403 2,448              
Independent Tom Dunne 0.7 478 602 605 612 629                    
National Party Eileen Gunning 0.6 399 439 440 440 457                    
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.3 219 289 296 310                      
Independent John Larkin 0.2 173 212 219                        
Independent Anthony FitzGerald 0.1 79 93                          
Independent William King 0.0 20 26                          
Electorate: 101,332   Valid: 71,320   Spoilt: 559   Quota: 11,887   Turnout: 71,879 (70.9%)
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Briggs was a member of People Before Profit.

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Wicklow[41][42][37]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Social Democrats Stephen Donnelly 20.9 14,348                  
Sinn Féin John Brady 16.2 11,151 11,489                
Fine Gael Simon Harris 15.7 10,819 11,468                
Fianna Fáil Pat Casey 9.1 6,289 6,446 6,457 6,505 6,552 6,600 6,700 8,931 9,214 10,260
Fine Gael Andrew Doyle 8.8 6,045 6,227 6,244 6,285 6,424 6,466 7,726 7,961 9,652 10,394
Renua Billy Timmins 8.0 5,510 5,737 5,762 5,858 6,017 6,231 6,667 6,910 7,279 8,359
Independent Joe Behan 4.5 3,070 3,345 3,374 3,539 3,717 4,288 4,332 4,613 5,218  
Fianna Fáil Jennifer Cuffe 4.3 2,990 3,179 3,192 3,249 3,339 3,448 3,548      
Labour Party Anne Ferris 3.8 2,634 2,861 2,873 2,912 3,413 3,633 3,859 4,032    
Fine Gael Avril Cronin 3.0 2,091 2,149 2,163 2,176 2,261 2,322        
Green Party Steven Matthews 2.0 1,350 1,614 1,651 1,745            
AAA–PBP Sharon Briggs 1.8 1,241 1,396 1,454 1,918 2,219          
AAA–PBP Anna Doyle 0.8 539 612 655              
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.6 447 476 520              
Direct Democracy Kathrina Hutchinson 0.2 168 217                
Independent Bob Kearns 0,2 112 120                
Electorate: 97,858   Valid: 68,804   Spoilt: 596 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,468   Turnout: 69,400 (70.9%)

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Wicklow[43][36]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14 Count 15 Count 16 Count 17 Count 18 Count 19
Fine Gael Andrew Doyle 14.2 10,035 10,038 10,040 10,056 10,070 10,106 10,117 10,133 10,151 10,207 10,264 10,566 10,882 11,087 11,622 11,991      
Fine Gael Billy Timmins 13.0 9,165 9,167 9,171 9,181 9,194 9,202 9,213 9,224 9,241 9,253 9,320 9,467 9,756 10,184 10,450 10,729 11,867    
Fine Gael Simon Harris 12.4 8,726 8,729 8,735 8,741 8,752 8,755 8,792 8,838 8,847 8,872 8,938 9,133 9,253 9,444 10,134 10,901 11,392 11,459 11,512
Sinn Féin John Brady 10.1 7,089 7,090 7,099 7,115 7,120 7,144 7,163 7,187 7,220 7,269 7,404 7,676 7,887 8,027 8,626 9,037 9,797 9,839 9,854
Independent Stephen Donnelly 9.2 6,530 6,536 6,557 6,571 6,604 6,624 6,647 6,692 6,732 6,792 6,919 7,389 7,508 7,670 8,576 8,980 9,909 9,946 9,966
Labour Party Anne Ferris 7.7 5,436 5,439 5,452 5,456 5,469 5,476 5,481 5,514 5,559 5,577 5,657 5,997 6,925 7,036 7,713 10,243 10,948 11,042 11,070
Independent Joe Behan 6.0 4,197 4,200 4,207 4,210 4,223 4,231 4,245 4,277 4,290 4,312 4,407 4,551 4,631 4,917          
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 5.5 3,891 3,891 3,895 3,898 3,921 3,926 3,944 3,964 3,967 3,977 4,010 4,057 4,129            
Fianna Fáil Pat Fitzgerald 5.1 3,576 3,576 3,576 3,592 3,598 3,604 3,611 3,613 3,616 3,618 3,672 4,060 4,140 6,436 6,898 7,004      
Labour Party Tom Fortune 4.9 3,420 3,421 3,423 3,423 3,427 3,435 3,468 3,482 3,495 3,507 3,551 3,659 4,807 4,931 5,282        
Labour Party Conal Kavanagh 4.6 3,231 3,234 3,237 3,243 3,249 3,260 3,272 3,280 3,296 3,317 3,369 3,503              
Independent Peter Dempsey 2.0 1,409 1,415 1,434 1,454 1,460 1,468 1,478 1,486 1,497 1,516 1,673                
Green Party Niall Byrne 1.5 1,026 1,027 1,031 1,033 1,038 1,042 1,045 1,054 1,073 1,092 1,113                
Independent Nicky Kelly 0.7 518 522 523 534 536 542 549 556 571 585                  
Independent Donal Kiernan 0.6 403 405 405 406 415 419 433 444 456 472                  
Fís Nua Gerry Kinsella[44] 0.5 324 325 327 331 335 346 359 362 394                    
Fís Nua Pat Kavanagh[44] 0.4 291 293 298 300 302 313 322 327                      
Independent Eugene Finnegan 0.4 286 288 293 295 303 305 309                        
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.3 233 236 241 261 262 266                          
Independent Michael Mulvihill 0.3 187 188 191 195 196                            
Independent Anthony Fitzgerald 0.3 184 184 185 186                              
Independent Jim Tallon 0.2 166 166 169                                
Independent Thomas Clarke 0.1 103 125                                  
Independent Kevin Carroll 0.1 74                                    
Electorate: 95,339   Valid: 70,579   Spoilt: 702 (1.1%)   Quota: 11,764   Turnout: 71,311 (74.8%)

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Wicklow[35]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 15.8 10,246 10,473 10,674 11,096          
Fianna Fáil Joe Behan 14.5 9,431 9,673 9,956 10,223 10,892        
Fine Gael Billy Timmins 12.4 8,072 8,177 8,309 8,973 9,157 9,604 9,674 10,431 11,288
Fine Gael Andrew Doyle 10.7 6,961 7,070 7,279 7,514 7,780 8,231 8,250 9,285 10,202
Labour Party Liz McManus 10.4 6,751 6,874 7,356 7,544 8,030 9,649 9,678 13,118  
Fianna Fáil Pat Fitzgerald 7.6 5,029 5,149 5,193 5,561 5,744 7,127 7,271 7,771 8,016
Green Party Déirdre de Búrca 7.4 4,790 4,983 5,706 5,834 6,730 7,131 7,144    
Labour Party Nicky Kelly 5.9 3,857 3,901 3,935 4,297 4,702        
Sinn Féin John Brady 5.0 3,234 3,305 3,383 3,551          
Independent Pat Doran 4.4 2,841 2,893 3,009            
Independent Evelyn Cawley 3.5 2,246 2,387              
Progressive Democrats Dónal Ó Siocháin 1.4 903                
People Before Profit Carmel McKenna 0.6 365                
Independent Jim Tallon 0.2 120                
Fathers Rights Norman Newell 0.1 79                
Electorate: 91,492   Valid: 64,925   Spoilt: 554 (0.9%)   Quota: 10,821   Turnout: 65,479 (71.6%)

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Wicklow[34]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 16.9 9,213                  
Fianna Fáil Joe Jacob 14.4 7,836 7,899 7,913 7,926 8,045 8,073 8,306 8,969 9,125  
Labour Party Liz McManus 13.9 7,595 7,612 7,636 7,693 7,901 8,120 8,310 10,520    
Fine Gael Billy Timmins 13.5 7,372 7,377 7,388 7,398 7,466 8,396 8,476 9,110    
Labour Party Nicky Kelly 12.0 6,529 6,532 6,536 6,555 6,662 6,691 6,910 7,809 8,657 8,669
Independent Mildred Fox 11.6 6,324 6,342 6,364 6,410 6,642 6,726 6,975 8,247 8,669 8,688
Green Party Déirdre de Búrca 5.9 3,208 3,212 3,240 3,277 3,500 3,561 4,026      
Labour Party Jimmy O'Shaughnessy 3.7 2,029 2,031 2,032 2,032 2,128 2,148 2,188      
Sinn Féin Mairéad Keane 2.8 1,527 1,530 1,536 1,546 1,649 1,659        
Fine Gael Raymond O'Rourke 2.4 1,332 1,333 1,353 1,372 1,397          
Independent Robert Kearns 0.7 406 406 412 418            
Socialist Workers Catherine Kennedy 0.7 399 400 412 425            
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.7 383 384 392 404            
Independent Brian Kenny 0.4 236 237 247              
Independent Barbara Hyland 0.3 171 171                
Electorate: 89,797   Valid: 54,560   Spoilt: 736 (1.3%)   Quota: 9,094   Turnout: 55,296 (61.6%)

1997 general electionEdit

1997 general election: Wicklow[45]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil Joe Jacob 11.8 6,150 6,185 6,536 6,580 6,665 7,992 8,066 8,997  
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 11.7 6,101 6,200 6,575 6,672 6,715 7,873 8,156 8,725  
Independent Mildred Fox 10.7 5,590 5,911 6,178 6,360 6,477 6,907 7,344 8,252 8,348
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 10.1 5,293 5,364 5,451 6,224 6,421 6,550 6,992 7,983 8,071
Democratic Left Liz McManus 10.0 5,226 5,581 5,722 6,185 6,378 6,683 7,442 8,498 8,568
Fine Gael William Godfrey Timmins 9.9 5,171 5,225 5,298 5,364 5,986 6,065 8,174 8,500 8,526
Independent Nicky Kelly 9.6 4,995 5,178 5,247 5,299 5,519 5,633 5,689    
Fianna Fáil Michael D. Lawlor 6.4 3,368 3,423 3,655 3,703 3,731        
Fine Gael George Jones 5.9 3,116 3,218 3,300 3,505 4,232 4,323      
Fine Gael Tom Honan 3.8 2,021 2,065 2,117 2,260          
Labour Party Tim Collins 3.7 1,924 2,072 2,106            
Progressive Democrats Mary Heaslip 3.3 1,726 1,808              
Green Party Alex Perkins 2.5 1,299                
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.6 316                
Electorate: 80,458   Valid: 52,296   Spoilt: 434 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,717   Turnout: 52,730 (65.5%)

1995 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Independent TD Johnny Fox, a by-election was held on 29 June 1995. The seat was won by the Independent candidate Mildred Fox, daughter of the deceased TD.

1995 by-election: Wicklow[32]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Mildred Fox 26.9 11,724 11,872 12,627 13,119 13,928 15,131 17,793 22,922
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 23.1 10,060 10,135 10,352 10,536 11,194 11,968 13,056 14,895
Fine Gael Tom Honan 12.6 5,503 5,529 5,725 5,912 6,246 7,996 9,971  
Labour Party Tim Collins 11.6 5,064 5,139 5,279 5,591 6,527 7,203    
Independent Nicky Kelly 10.5 4,556 4,635 4,729 4,943 5,250      
Democratic Left John McManus 6.5 2,841 2,907 2,956 3,249        
Independent Susan Philips 3.7 1,627 1,663            
Green Party Emer Singleton 3.6 1,565 1,674 1,816          
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.6 254              
Workers' Party Frank Hayes 0.5 211              
Natural Law Desmond Garrett 0.2 104              
Independent Jim Tallon 0.2 80              
Electorate: 81,525   Valid: 43,589   Quota: 21,795   Turnout: 53.5%

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Wicklow[46]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 22.8 11,843                          
Fianna Fáil Joe Jacob 12.5 6,475 6,813 6,819 6,877 6,939 7,048 7,107 7,772 7,863 8,258 8,651      
Democratic Left Liz McManus 10.6 5,510 6,530 6,543 6,706 6,804 6,875 7,068 7,096 7,752 8,088 8,484 9,162    
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 10.1 5,250 5,394 5,394 5,465 5,569 5,660 5,778 6,347 6,462 6,531 6,604 6,858 7,119 7,227
Independent Johnny Fox 9.2 4,749 5,056 5,062 5,154 5,413 5,631 5,801 5,842 6,208 6,350 6,498 6,846 7,456 7,656
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 8.9 4,612 5,010 5,014 5,055 5,111 5,254 5,481 5,600 5,700 5,833 6,627 9,520    
Fine Gael Shane Ross 5.6 2,903 3,107 3,107 3,128 3,170 3,336 3,749 3,786 3,972 3,995 4,626      
Independent Vincent McElheron 3.5 1,806 1,950 1,953 1,975 2,010 2,024 2,055 2,070 2,135          
Fine Gael Thomas Honan 3.2 1,676 1,832 1,835 1,853 1,877 1,918 2,046 2,067 2,149 2,914        
Fianna Fáil Eamon Kane 2.7 1,376 1,404 1,404 1,422 1,439 1,630 1,660              
Progressive Democrats Liam Nolan 2.6 1,367 1,475 1,476 1,488 1,514 1,587                
Green Party Nuala Ahern 2.6 1,346 1,493 1,500 1,612 1,723 1,836 1,964 1,985            
Independent Pat Dunlea 2.5 1,311 1,350 1,359 1,377 1,395                  
Christian Centrist John Hartnett 1.8 906 931 934 959                    
Sinn Féin Ken O'Connell 0.6 299 314 316                      
Sinn Féin Gerry O'Neill 0.3 179 191 192                      
Workers' Party Frank Hayes 0.3 139 227 229                      
Independent Barbara Hyland 0.2 87 97 100                      
Independent Leo Armstrong 0.1 57 68                        
Electorate: 77,133   Valid: 51,891   Spoilt: 743 (1.4%)   Quota: 8,649   Turnout: 52,634 (68.2%)

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Wicklow[30]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 8,541 20.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Joe Jacob 8,454 19.9 2
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 7,707 18.2 3
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 7,661 18.1 4
Fine Gael George Jones 4,333 10.2
Progressive Democrats Ciarán Murphy 2,109 5.0
Workers' Party Dermot Tobin 2,049 4.8
Independent Seán Wolahan 919 2.2
Independent Barbara Hyland 666 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,439   Quota: 8,488   Turnout:

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Wicklow[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Joe Jacob 8,825 19.2 1
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 7,754 16.9 2
Fine Gael Gemma Hussey 6,474 14.1 3
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 6,163 13.4 4
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 5,710 12.4
Workers' Party John McManus 3,509 7.6
Progressive Democrats Aidan Murphy 2,461 5.4
Progressive Democrats Donal Atkins 2,014 4.4
Independent Seán Wolahan 1,243 2.7
Progressive Democrats Michael Healy 975 2.1
Independent Liam de Siuin 658 1.4
Independent Barbara Hyland 217 0.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,003   Quota: 9,201   Turnout:

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Wicklow[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 7,886 18.8 3
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 7,681 18.3 1
Fine Gael Gemma Hussey 7,552 18.0 2
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 5,806 13.8 4
Fianna Fáil Ciarán Murphy 4,938 11.8
Workers' Party John McManus 3,431 8.2
Fianna Fáil Declan Connolly 2,614 6.2
Fianna Fáil Johnny Fox 1,624 3.9
Independent Liam de Siuin 463 1.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,995   Quota: 8,400   Turnout:

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Wicklow[27]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 20.0 8,026      
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 18.5 7,400 7,426 7,473 7,904
Fine Gael Gemma Hussey 17.8 7,112 7,137 7,178 8,042
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 17.3 6,930 6,954 7,340 7,750
Fianna Fáil Ciarán Murphy 16.5 6,616 6,632 7,186 7,902
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party John McManus 6.8 2,739 2,783 2,820  
Fianna Fáil Denis Teevan 2.7 1,072 1,086    
Independent Jim Tallon 0.4 163      
Electorate: 56,097   Valid: 40,058   Spoilt: 324 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,012   Turnout: 40,382 (71.9%)

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Wicklow[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 6,899 16.8 2
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 5,894 14.4 4
Fianna Fáil Ciarán Murphy 5,881 14.3 1
Fine Gael Gemma Hussey 5,524 13.5
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 5,019 12.2 3
Fianna Fáil Declan Connolly 3,763 9.2
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party John McManus 2,974 7.2
Fianna Fáil Jim Ruttle 2,372 5.8
Fine Gael George Jones 1,925 4.7
Independent Richard O'Carroll 734 1.8
Independent Jim Tallon 65 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,050   Quota: 8,211   Turnout:

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Wicklow[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ciarán Murphy 8,163 24.7 1
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 6,540 19.8 3
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 6,291 19.1 2
Fianna Fáil Bernard Keating 4,465 13.5
Fine Gael Charles Keating 2,939 8.9
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Miley 2,437 7.4
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party John McManus 1,231 3.7
Irish Republican Socialist Seamus Costello 955 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,021   Quota: 8,256   Turnout:

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Wicklow[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 6,960 23.6 1
Fianna Fáil Ciarán Murphy 4,521 15.3 3
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Miley 4,095 13.9
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 3,231 10.9 2
Fine Gael Mary Walsh 2,858 9.7
Independent Paudge Brennan 2,500 8.5
Fianna Fáil Basil Phelan 2,296 7.8
Sinn Féin (Official) Seamus Costello 1,966 6.7
Labour Party Thomas Byrne 1,094 3.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,521   Quota: 7,381   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Wicklow[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 8,035 28.6 1 1
Fine Gael Michael O'Higgins 4,883 17.4
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 4,597 16.4 3
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 3,963 14.1 2
Labour Party William Lawless 2,550 9.1
Fianna Fáil Basil Phelan 2,129 7.6
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Miley 1,940 6.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,097   Quota: 7,025   Turnout:

1968 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Labour Party TD James Everett, a by-election was held on 14 March 1968. The seat was won by the candidate Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins.

1968 by-election: Wicklow[47]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Nancy O'Neill 37.2 9,788 9,829 9,945 10,343 12,050
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 30.6 8,035 8,089 8,280 8,728 12,596
Labour Party Liam Kavanagh 21.9 5,761 5,796 5,892 6,797  
Sinn Féin Séamus Costello 7.6 2,009 2,024 2,081    
Irish Liberal Party Kevin McLeavey 1.9 509 526      
Independent James J. Tallon 0.7 191        
Electorate: 36,658   Valid: 26,293   Quota: 13,147   Turnout: 71.73%

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Wicklow[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 8,806 35.0 1 1
Labour Party James Everett 5,799 23.0 3
Fine Gael Michael O'Higgins 4,141 16.5 2
Fianna Fáil Nancy O'Neill 3,282 13.0
Fine Gael Mark Deering 3,139 12.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,167   Quota: 6,292   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Wicklow[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 7,582 32.4 1 1
Labour Party James Everett 5,575 23.8 2
Fine Gael Michael O'Higgins 3,516 15.0 3
Fine Gael Godfrey Timmins 3,368 14.4
Fianna Fáil James O'Toole 2,679 11.5
Independent Henry McAuliffe 674 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 23,394   Quota: 5,849   Turnout:

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Wicklow[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 9,477 40.1 1 1
Labour Party James Everett 5,423 22.9 3
Fine Gael Mark Deering 4,371 18.5
Fianna Fáil James O'Toole 3,278 13.9 2
Fine Gael Brendan Donnelly 1,089 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 23,638   Quota: 5,910   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Wicklow[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Mark Deering 7,527 27.8 1 1
Labour Party James Everett 7,115 26.3 2 1
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 5,741 21.2 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Cogan 3,053 11.3
Fianna Fáil Mary Ledwidge 2,046 7.6
Fine Gael Brendan Donnelly 1,581 5.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,063   Quota: 6,766   Turnout:

1953 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Brennan, a by-election was held on 18 June 1953. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Mark Deering.

1953 by-election: Wicklow[47]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan 27.9 7,788 8,314 9,261 9,630 10,852
Labour Party James J. McCrea 24.8 6,915 7,020 7,537 8,792  
Fine Gael Mark Deering 23.1 6,433 7,382 7,607 8,833 14,672
Clann na Poblachta William Clarke 9.2 2,568 2,804 3,125    
Independent William Lawless 7.8 2,164 2,256      
Independent Elizabeth Bobbett 7.3 2,029        
Electorate: 37,470   Valid: 27,897   Quota: 13,949   Turnout: 74.45%

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Wicklow[47]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Labour Party James Everett 24.2 6,535 6,563 8,638  
Fianna Fáil Thomas Brennan 22.7 6,138 6,473 6,630 6,776
Fianna Fáil Peter Ledwidge 19.2 5,178 5,653 5,826 6,037
Independent Patrick Cogan 16.1 4,350 4,391 5,739 6,645
Fine Gael Mark Deering 14.3 3,872 3,907    
Fianna Fáil Joseph Groome 3.4 922      
Electorate: 37,772   Valid: 26,995   Quota: 6,749   Turnout: 71.47%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Wicklow[47]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
National Labour Party James Everett 18.3 4,834 4,879 5,005 5,424 6,198 6,952    
Fianna Fáil Thomas Brennan 15.7 4,142 4,169 4,976 5,375 5,530 8,466    
Fine Gael Edmund Sweetman 14.9 3,941 3,979 4,038 4,298 4,911 4,999 5,169 5,237
Independent Patrick Cogan 13.7 3,618 3,646 3,686 3,945 4,434 4,768 5,418 5,573
Fianna Fáil Christopher Byrne 12.9 3,414 3,426 4,081 4,258 4,416      
Labour Party James J. McCrea 7.8 2,072 2,147 2,195          
Clann na Poblachta William Clarke 6.9 1,824 2,401 2,436 2,960        
Fianna Fáil Thomas F. O'Reilly 6.7 1,760 1,794            
Clann na Poblachta Brendan Hyland 3.2 844              
Electorate: 37,311   Valid: 26,449   Quota: 6,613   Turnout: 70.89%

1944 general electionEdit

1944 general election: Wicklow[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
National Labour Party James Everett 4,992 19.2 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Brennan 4,903 18.9 3
Fianna Fáil Christopher Byrne 4,568 17.6
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Cogan 4,519 17.4 1
Fine Gael Edmund Sweetman 3,548 13.7
Labour Party Edward Byrne 1,508 5.8
Independent William Clarke 1,325 5.1
Independent Henry Byrne 634 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,997   Quota: 6,500   Turnout:

1943 general electionEdit

1943 general election: Wicklow[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party James Everett 7,144 25.6 1 1
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Cogan 5,130 18.4 3
Fianna Fáil Christopher Byrne 4,485 16.1 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Brennan 3,691 13.2
Fine Gael Ralph Barry 3,452 12.4
Fine Gael Jacob Bourne 2,554 9.1
Labour Party Peter O'Reilly 1,476 5.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,932   Quota: 6,984   Turnout:

1938 general electionEdit

1938 general election: Wicklow[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Séamus Moore 9,497 33.1 1 1
Labour Party James Everett 8,125 28.3 2 1
Fine Gael Dermot O'Mahony 5,799 20.2
Independent Patrick Cogan 5,285 18.4 3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,706   Quota: 7,177   Turnout:

1937 general electionEdit

1937 general election: Wicklow[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party James Everett 8,629 29.4 1 1
Fine Gael Dermot O'Mahony 6,771 23.0 3
Fianna Fáil Séamus Moore 5,861 19.9 2
Independent Patrick Cogan 4,580 15.6
Fianna Fáil Christopher Byrne 3,558 12.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,399   Quota: 7,350   Turnout:

1933 general electionEdit

1933 general election: Wicklow[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Séamus Moore 8,995 31.8 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Dermot O'Mahony 7,564 26.7 2 1
Labour Party James Everett 6,684 23.6 3 2
National Centre Party David Haskins 5,045 17.8
Electorate: 34,808   Valid: 28,288   Quota: 7,073   Turnout: 81.3%

1932 general electionEdit

1932 general election: Wicklow[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Dermot O'Mahony 7,034 26.8 1 1
Labour Party James Everett 6,157 23.5 2
Fianna Fáil Séamus Moore 5,135 19.6 3
Independent Christopher Byrne 4,325 16.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Laurence O'Toole 1,837 7.0
Fianna Fáil Robert Devereux 1,736 6.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,224   Quota: 6,557   Turnout:

September 1927 general electionEdit

September 1927 general election: Wicklow[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Dermot O'Mahony 6,861 27.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Moore 5,729 23.2 2
Labour Party James Everett 5,438 22.1 3
Independent Christopher Byrne 3,761 15.3
Farmers' Party Richard Wilson 2,869 11.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,658   Quota: 6,165   Turnout:

June 1927 general electionEdit

June 1927 general election: Wicklow[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party James Everett 6,988 28.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Moore 5,261 21.7 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Dermot O'Mahony 3,988 16.5 3
Farmers' Party Richard Wilson 3,056 12.6
Independent Christopher Byrne 2,716 11.2
Independent Alan Patten 2,206 9.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,215   Quota: 6,054   Turnout:

1923 general electionEdit

1923 general election: Wicklow[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Christopher Byrne 7,932 34.6 1 1
Labour Party James Everett 4,450 19.4 2
Farmers' Party Richard Wilson 4,281 18.7 3
Republican Robert Barton 4,218 18.4
Independent Joseph Moore 1,188 5.2
Labour Party Charles Gaule 830 3.6
Electorate: 36,753   Valid: 22,899   Quota: 5,725   Turnout: 62.3%

See alsoEdit

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