12 Aug 2022

Longford Municipal District Count Four: Barbara Smyth eliminated as Peggy Nolan closes in on re-election

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People Before Profit's Barbara Smyth has been eliminated from the Longford Municipal District election race after the fourth count

Solidarity People Before Profit candidate Barbara Smyth has been eliminated from the Longford Municipal District election race following this morning's fourth count and the distribution of Independent Tony Reilly's 92 votes.

Returning Officer Nora O'Farrell delivered the news shortly before midday with Ms Smyth exiting the shake-up on a final return of 106 votes. Her votes will be distributed during Count 5.

Fianna Fáil's Joe Flaherty remains the only candidate elected and with six seats left to be filled there are six candidates who are on 627 votes or more and they are Peggy Nolan 776 (Fine Gael), Gerry Hagan 753 (Fine Gael), John Browne 712 (Fine Gael), Seamus Butler 705 (Fianna Fáil), Gerry Warnock 701 (Independent) and Martin Monaghan 627 (Fianna Fáil) in that order. 

The quota is 838 votes.

Adejinmi, Uremu (FF) +1 269
Browne, John (FG) +5 712
Butler, Seamus (FF) +3 705
Cooney, Gerard (FG) +9 147
Gallagher, Seamus (Ind) +11 174
Hagan, Gerry (FG) +4 753
Keown, Tena (SF) +7 390
Monaghan, Martin (FF) +14 627
Nolan, Peggy (FG) +11 776
Sexton, Mae (Ind) +4 488
Smyth, Barbara (PBP) +7 106
Warnock, Gerry (Ind) +8 701

Barbara Smyth has been eliminated and her 106 votes will now be distributed in Count Five.

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