Elections 2019: Fianna Fáil secures 37.8% of first preference vote in Longford municipal district

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Elections 2019: Fianna Fáil secures 37.8% of first preference vote in Longford municipal district

Elections 2019: Fianna Fáil secures 37.8% of first preference vote in Longford municipal district

Fianna Fáil secured 37.8% of the first preference vote in the Longford municipal district.

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FF, buoyed by the 1,053 poll topping exploits of Cllr Joe Flaherty, secured 2,533 number ones in the 6,701 valid poll.

Fine Gael's four candidates captured in Longford MD captured 34.3% (2,296) of the first preference vote and Independents took 21.2% (1,420).

Also: See the Longford Leader: Elections 2019 Live Blog

Sinn Féin's candidate Tena Keown received 356 first preferences or 5.3% and the Solidarity People Before Profit candidate Barbara Smyth obtained 96 first preferences, 1.4%.

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