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Inishowen elects Martin McDermott (FF) with votes to spare

Fianna Fail candidate Martin McDermott who topped the poll in the Inishowen Eectoral Area. (North West Newspix)

Fianna Fail candidate Martin McDermott who topped the poll in the Inishowen Eectoral Area. (North West Newspix)

FIANNA Fail’s Martin McDermott from Glengad in Inishowen is being called the “wee man with the big vote” after the newcomer topped the poll in Inishowen with more than 2,000 votes.

Even the 38 year-old father of two was surprised thinking he might take around 1,200 or 1,300 while canvassing.

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He did express surprise that Fianna Fail topped the poll in light of recent criticism but was adamant that Fianna Fail was always a good party of the people.

“I has thought if I got 1,200 votes I would be in with a chance of taking a seat. I would have strong ties with Deputy Charlie McConalogue. I feel Fianna Fail is a party I can be part of and help with the betterment of Inishowen”.

Cllr McDermott polled 2002 first preference votes. The quota is 1,600. He was the only one of the 18 candidates to be elected on the first count.

Electorate 30,653
Total Poll 16,209
Spoiled votes 212
Total Valid Poll 15,997
Quota 1,600
Percentage turnout 52.8 per cent
Number of seats 9

Canning, Paul FF 1318
Crossan Nicholas Ind 1252
Doherty Albert SF 1399
Doherty Mickey FG 638
Donaghey Rena FF 1139
Farren Martin Lab 1038
Ferguson Paul Ind 93
Haden Eilis DDI 106
Mc Carroll Patrick Ind 555
Mc Cauley Mary FF 516
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG 1180
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF 980
Mc Laughlin Peter FG 359
Murphy Joe PBP 601
Murray Jack SF 1476
Ryan John FG 1013
Stewart Ryan Ind 332

Count 2; Distribution of Martin McDermott’s surplus of 402
Canning, Paul FF (16) 1334
Crossan Nicholas Ind (6) 1258
Doherty Albert SF (60) 1459
Doherty Mickey FG (14) 652
Donaghey Rena FF (45) 1184
Farren Martin Lab (13) 1051
Ferguson Paul Ind (1) 94
Haden Eilis DDI (1) 107
Mc Carroll Patrick Ind (40) 595
Mc Cauley Mary FF (76) 592
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (91) 1271
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (9) 989
Mc Laughlin Peter FG (3) 362
Murphy Joe PBP (8) 609
Murray Jack SF (7) 1483
Ryan John FG (4) 1017
Sewart Ryan Ind (8) 340

Count 3 Distribution of Paul Ferguson 94 and Eilish Haden 107 who were eliminated.
Canning, Paul FF (2) 1336
Crossan Nicholas Ind (26) 1284
Doherty Albert SF (4) 1463
Doherty Mickey FG (2) 654
Donaghey Rena FF (9) 1193
Farren Martin Lab (3) 1054
Mc Carroll Patrick Ind (17) 612
Mc Cauley Mary FF (4) 594
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (7) 1278
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (20) 1009
Mc Laughlin Peter FG (7) 369
Murphy Joe PBP (46) 655
Murray Jack SF (16) 1499
Ryan John FG (10) 1027
Sewart Ryan Ind (21) 361

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Count 4; Distribution of 361 votes of Ryan Stewart

Canning, Paul FF (6) 1342
Crossan Nicholas Ind (43) 1327
Doherty Albert SF (20) 1483
Doherty Mickey FG (22) 676
Donaghey Rena FF (14) 1207
Farren Martin Lab (10) 1064
Mc Carroll Patrick Ind (36) 648
Mc Cauley Mary FF (6) 602
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (9) 1287
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (25) 1034
Mc Laughlin Peter FG (5) 374
Murphy Joe PBP (56) 711
Murray Jack SF (47) 1546
Ryan John FG (25) 1052

Count 5; distribution of 374 votes of Peter McLaughlin FG

Canning, Paul FF (4) 1346
Crossan Nicholas Ind (103) 1430
Doherty Albert SF (3) 1486
Doherty Mickey FG (10) 684
Donaghey Rena FF (57) 1264
Farren Martin Lab (4) 1068
Mc Carroll Patrick Ind (6) 654
Mc Cauley Mary FF (3) 605
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (23) 1310
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (29) 1063
Murphy Joe PBP (13) 724
Murray Jack SF (7) 1553
Ryan John FG (95) 1147

Count 6; distribution of the 605 votes of Mary McCauley (FF)

Canning, Paul FF (60) 1406
Crossan Nicholas Ind (11) 1441
Doherty Albert SF (25) 1511
Doherty Mickey FG (68) 754
Donaghey Rena FF (104) 1368
Farren Martin Lab (131) 1199
Mc Carroll Patrick Ind (17) 671
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (30) 1340
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (11) 1074
Murphy Joe PBP (14) 788
Murray Jack SF (29) 1582
Ryan John FG (8) 1155

Count 7; distribution of 671 votes of Patrick McCarroll

Canning, Paul FF (16) 1422
Crossan Nicholas Ind (65) 1506
Doherty Albert SF (125) 1636 ELECTED
Doherty Mickey FG (46) 800
Donaghey Rena FF (38) 1406
Farren Martin Lab (20) 1219
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (148) 11488
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (19) 1093
Murphy Joe PBP (47) 785
Murray Jack SF (9) 1591
Ryan John FG (21) 1176

Count 8; distribution of 36 excess votes of Albert Doherty

Canning, Paul FF (1) 1423
Crossan Nicholas Ind (4) 1510
Doherty Albert SF ELECTED
Doherty Mickey FG (3) 803
Donaghey Rena FF (3) 1409
Farren Martin Lab (4) 1223
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (11) 1499
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (3) 1096
Murphy Joe PBP (3) 788
Murray Jack SF (3) 1594
Ryan John FG (1) 1177

Count 9; distribution of the 788 votes of Joe Murpphy PBP

Canning, Paul FF (13) 1436
Crossan Nicholas Ind (142) 1652 ELECTED
Doherty Albert SF 1463 ELECTED
Doherty Mickey FG (16) 819
Donaghey Rena FF (64) 1473
Farren Martin Lab (33) 1256
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (20) 1519
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (128) 1224
Murray Jack SF (112) 1706 ELECTED
Ryan John FG (30) 1207

Count 10; distribution of suplus 106 votes of Jack Murray SF

Canning, Paul FF (0) 1436
Crossan Nicholas Ind ELECTED
Doherty Albert SF ELECTED
Doherty Mickey FG (1) 820
Donaghey Rena FF (4) 1477
Farren Martin Lab (2) 1258
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG (4) 1523
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (44) 1268
Murray Jack SF ELECTED
Ryan John FG (6) 1213

Count 11; distribution of the 820 votes of Mickey Doherty FG

Canning, Paul FF (26) 1462
Crossan Nicholas Ind ELECTED
Doherty Albert SF ELECTED
Donaghey Rena FF (59) 1536
Farren Martin Lab (145) 1403
Mc Dermott Martin FF 2002 ELECTED
Mc Guinness Bernard FG ELECTED
Mc Laughlin Ciaran SF (39) 1307
Murray Jack SF ELECTED
Ryan John FG (147) 1360

Count 12; distribution of 126 surplus votes of Bernard McGuinness FG.
The following were deemed elected without reaching the quota; –
Canning Paul FF
Donaghey Rena FF
Farren Martin Lab
Ryan John FG

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