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Fine Gael’s Carrigy tops poll in North Longford

Supporters carry Fine Gael's Micheal Carrigy after he was elected on the first count in the North Longford LEA. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

Supporters carry Fine Gael's Micheal Carrigy after he was elected on the first count in the North Longford LEA. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

 

Outgoing Fine Gael County Councillor Micheál Carrigy has received an emphatic mandate from voters in the North Longford LEA after he was returned to the local authority on the first count.

As predicted by earlier tallies, Cllr Carrigy received 1,111 first preferences, exceeding the quota by 70 votes. His party colleague, Cllr John Duffy, looks set to be elected in due course, having secured 762 votes on the first count.

Meanwhile long-standing Fine Gael Councillor Frank Kilbride has admitted it looks like his chances of securing a seat in North Longford are slim. However, in an interview with local radio he said he is now considering going forward as a candidate in the next general election.

Here is the present state of play in the North Longford area:

Micheál Carrigy (Fine Gael) 1,111

John Duffy (Fine Gael) 762

PJ Reilly (Fianna Fáil) 757

Paraic Brady (Fine Gael) 756

Martin Mulleady (Fianna Fáil) 634

Luie McEntire (Fianna Fáil) 627

John Reilly (Sinn Féin) 578

James Keogh (Independent) 510

Frank Kilbride (Fine Gael) 499

Maura Kilbride Harkin (Fine Gael) 344

John Coyle (Fianna Fáil) 387

Mary Lillis (Independent) 315

In Count 2, Cllr Micheál Carrigy’s surplus of 70 votes will be distributed.

 

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