Fifteen candidates declared in Longford-Westmeath constituency

A total of fifteen candidates are due to stand for election in the Longford-Westmeath constituency on February 25 next.

A total of fifteen candidates are due to stand for election in the Longford-Westmeath constituency on February 25 next.

Along with the previously announced 13 candidates in this week's Longford Leader, John Boland, a farmer from Newtown Horsleap, Moate and Benny Cooney, a FAS employee from Athlone have been added to the ballot paper.

Their inclusion brings the total number of independent candidates running in Longford-Westmeath to five.

Athlone will have the highest number of people seeking election, with six candidates from the town in the running for the four seats available in Longford-Westmeath.

Of the 15 candidates, just three are from County Longford - Peter Kelly (Fianna Fail), James Bannon (Fine Gael) and Mae Sexton (Labour).

Candidates may withdraw their candidature at any time up to 12 noon on the 10th February 2011.

The candidates runnning in the election in Longford-Westmeath are as follows:

James Bannon (FG)

John Boland (Ind)

Peter Burke (FG)

Benny Cooney (Ind)

David D'Arcy (Ind)

Paul Hogan (SF)

Donal Jackson (Ind)

Peter Kelly (FF)

Siobhn Kinahan (GP)

Nicky McFadden (FG)

Kevin (Boxer) Moran (Ind)

Mary O'Rourke (FF)

Willie Penrose (Lab)

Mae Sexton (Lab)

Robert Troy (FF)