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Longford goes to 'Pott' as McGovern tops Granard poll

Carrigy joins Independent candidate in securing election on first count

Turlough McGovern

Tulough McGovern is hoisted aloft by his supporters after his election victory in Edgeworthstown

In what is arguably the main talking point to emerge from the 2019 local election in Longford, Independent candidate Turlough 'Pott' McGovern has topped the Granard local electoral area poll.

He is joined by Fine Gael's Micheal Carrigy, who also exceeded the 1099 quota on the first count.

Afterwards, the man they call 'The Pott' paid tribute to all those who played a part in masterminding his election.

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