Joe Flaherty TD - Twitter reaction as 'forgotten' county Longford elects a TD #GE2020
Longford hasn't had a TD since the 2016 general election and the success of Fianna Fáil's Joe Flaherty in taking the second seat on offer to the 33rd Dáil in the Longford/Westmeath constituency sparked a huge reaction on Twitter.
Nothing to do with any particular political party. I admire the way the people of Longford managed their vote and made it happen. But as I said 3 Mullingar TDs in the constituency will not bode well for what is the commercial capital of the region.— stephen mccourt (@stevemc_) February 10, 2020
Congratulations to @joefla on his election hopefully he will represent Longford well in the Dáil and unlucky for Micheal Carrigy two outstanding candidates that represent their county with pride. #GE2020— Ruairi Coyle (@RuairiC12) February 10, 2020
Longford had two very good candidates in this election. Delighted one of them got elected this time around. Four years was a long time. Congrats & well deserved @joefla!— Gerard Brady (@GerardBrady100) February 10, 2020
Longford has its very own TD. https://t.co/NXxkSV6abn— Marie Coleman (@MarieMCole) February 10, 2020
Well done #Longford voters for returning a Longford TD. It was great to see @JoeFla being elected by transfers from @campaign4carrig. Local representation is more important to us than party politics. Well done Joe. Great effort Micheál. Hard luck. #GE2020 #LDWH #Ireland— Longford Dental (@LongfordDental) February 10, 2020
Four elected in Longford / Westmeath - Sorca Clarke (SF), Joe Flaherty (FF), Peter Burke (FG) & Robert Troy (FF). 'Boxer' Moran loses seat. A seat gained by SF and FF. First time since 2007 two FF TDs in this constituency. Flaherty first Longford TD since 2011 election #GE2020 pic.twitter.com/KsYZ1NFOpK— Alan Walsh (@Dingero) February 10, 2020
Delighted for Joe Flaherty and for the “Town”. https://t.co/IFhGPuGtDp— Mandy Johnston (@jfjohnston) February 10, 2020
It's localism. Joe Flaherty is from Longford and Peter Burke is from Westmeath. Micheal Carrigy voters in Longford stuck with Longford for their second preference.— Orpuk Jones (@JonesOrifice) February 10, 2020
The remaining 3 seats in Longford Westmeath go to Joe Flaherty (FF), Peter Burke (FG) & Robert Troy (FF), all elected without reaching the quota following Sorca Clarke's (SF) poll-topping election yesterday. Boxer Moran loses his seat and Longford get a TD again. #LDWH #GE2020— Sharon (@SharonLeavy1) February 10, 2020
Two for Fianna Fail in #LDWH as Joe Flaherty and Robert Troy elected. Peter Burke Fine Gael also elected. Joining Sorca Clarke from Sinn Fein. No fairytale ending for Boxer Moran #GE20202 pic.twitter.com/7QzuDK29CU— Sheila Reilly (@sheilareilly123) February 10, 2020
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