Longford–Roscommon (Dáil constituency)

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Longford–Roscommon
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created1992
Abolished2007
Seats4
County/City councilCounty Longford
County Roscommon

Longford–Roscommon was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1992 to 2007. The constituency was served by 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The Longford–Roscommon constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1990 and first used at the 1992 general election.[1]

The constituency spanned the entire area of County Longford and County Roscommon, taking in the towns of Longford and Roscommon and many other areas.[1]

It was one of a number of constituencies which were altered by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005; with effect from the 2007 general election, the Longford–Roscommon constituency was abolished. Longford joined the recreated constituency of Longford–Westmeath, while Roscommon became part of Roscommon–South Leitrim.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Longford–Roscommon 1992–2007
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
27th 1992[2] Albert Reynolds
(FF)
Seán Doherty
(FF)
Tom Foxe
(Ind)
John Connor
(FG)
28th 1997[3] Louis Belton
(FG)
Denis Naughten
(FG)
29th 2002[4] Peter Kelly
(FF)
Michael Finneran
(FF)
Mae Sexton
(PD)
30th 2007 Constituency abolished. See Longford–Westmeath and Roscommon–South Leitrim

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Longford–Roscommon[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fianna Fáil Peter Kelly 14.7 7,319 7,323 7,334 7,407 7,634 7,872 7,905 7,980 8,005 9,318
Fine Gael Denis Naughten 13.4 6,660 6,686 6,722 6,921 7,076 7,431 9,506 11,614    
Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran 13.1 6,502 6,521 6,537 6,612 6,730 7,158 7,294 8,181 8,725 8,916
Fianna Fáil Greg Kelly 12.9 6,430 6,471 6,490 6,670 6,897 7,014 7,740 8,459 8,687 8,862
Fine Gael Louis Belton 9.6 4,762 4,767 4,788 4,921 5,037 5,193 5,705 5,832 6,215  
Progressive Democrats Mae Sexton 9.4 4,679 4,699 4,751 4,905 5,198 5,497 5,558 6,071 6,301 8,917
Fine Gael John Connor 7.7 3,829 3,880 3,899 4,042 4,150 4,289        
Independent Úna Quinn 7.2 3,598 3,650 3,738 4,000 4,331 4,859 5,365      
Independent Tom Crosby 4.3 2,123 2,133 2,144 2,251 2,422          
Sinn Féin Paul Whelan 3.4 1,673 1,686 1,702 1,872            
Independent Luke 'Ming' Flanagan 1.6 779 790 840              
Labour Hughie Baxter 1.3 638 640 724              
Green Catherine Ansboro 0.9 426 435                
Independent Vincent Killalea 0.4 191                  
Christian Solidarity Brian Lenehan 0.2 80                  
Electorate: 70,650   Valid: 49,689   Spoilt: 621 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,938   Turnout: 50,310 (71.2%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Longford–Roscommon[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 18.5 8,742 8,793 9,847          
Fine Gael Denis Naughten 14.1 6,652 6,801 6,917 7,291 9,040 9,058 12,868  
Fianna Fáil Sean Doherty 12.2 5,768 6,050 6,191 7,446 8,526 8,643 9,693  
Fine Gael Louis J. Belton 12.1 5,696 5,800 6,299 6,356 6,514 6,699 7,315 9,632
Fine Gael John Connor 10.8 5,104 5,342 5,388 5,559 6,210 6,213    
Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran 9.3 4,414 4,457 4,545 5,523 6,360 6,427 6,654 6,988
Independent Tom Foxe 8.6 4,082 4,280 4,465 5,000        
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 7.0 3,308 3,382 3,513          
Progressive Democrats Mae Sexton 4.8 2,289 2,346            
Labour Marian Gaffney 1.5 699              
Independent Brian Sheerin 1.1 526              
Electorate: 63,942   Valid: 47,280   Spoilt: 563 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,457   Turnout: 47,843 (74.8%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Longford–Roscommon[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil Albert Reynolds 22.8 10,307                
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 12.8 5,788 6,124 6,147 6,247 6,335 7,130 7,510 7,799 7,994
Independent Tom Foxe 12.3 5,585 5,621 5,657 5,951 6,365 6,765 7,869 8,609 9,730
Fine Gael John Connor 11.4 5,154 5,160 5,173 5,316 5,343 5,383 6,995 10,809  
Fine Gael Louis J. Belton 10.5 4,769 4,974 4,992 5,091 5,667 5,691 6,396    
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 9.6 4,331 4,732 4,752 4,838 4,962 6,016 6,578 6,931 7,132
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 8.0 3,633 3,642 3,651 3,759 3,784 4,815      
Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran 7.2 3,261 3,378 3,385 3,421 3,464        
Independent Mae Sexton 2.6 1,160 1,279 1,325 1,500          
Labour Jim Nolan 1.3 595 600 655            
Independent Martin Hogan 1.0 459 462 473            
Sinn Féin Tena O'Leary 0.4 160 165              
Green Peter Sweetman 0.2 103 106              
Electorate: 60,709   Valid: 45,305   Spoilt: 501 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,062   Turnout: 45,806 (75.5%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1990: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ "General election 1992: Longford–Roscommon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  3. ^ "General election 1997: Longford–Roscommon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b "General election 2002: Longford–Roscommon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  5. ^ Government of Ireland (1998). 28th Dáil General Election June, 1997 Election Results and Transfer of Votes. Stationery Office, Government of Ireland.
  6. ^ Government of Ireland (1993). Dáil General Election November, 1992 Election Results and Transfer of Votes in the General Election for the Twenty-Seventh Dáil. Stationery Office, Government of Ireland.

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