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GE 16: Deputy Pearse Doherty re-elected on eight count

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty and Gary Doherty in the Count Centre, Letterkenny. Photo: Donna El Assaad

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty and Gary Doherty in the Count Centre, Letterkenny. Photo: Donna El Assaad

SINN FEIN’S Pearse Doherty has joined Charlie McConalogue (FF) in the 32nd Dáil. The Gweedore based candidate exceeded the quota by 2,382 votes when he garnered 3,410 votes from his party colleague Gary Doherty’s elimination

Electorate 117,675 – Total Poll 73,957, Valid Poll 73,303, Seats 5 Invalid votes 654
QuotaL 12,218

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Distribution of Gary Doherty’s 4,456votes

Doherty, Pearse SF 11,190 +3,410 14,600
Gallagher, Pat The Cope FF 11,160 +107 11,267
Jackson, Tim NP 4,524 +126 4,650
MacLochlainn, Padráig SF 6,032 +535 6,567
McConalogue, Charlie FF 12,533 (Elected, first count)
McHugh, Joe FG 11,016 +24 11,040
Pringle, Thomas NP 7,522 +95 7,617
Shiels, Dessie NP 4,463 +34 4,497
Non Transferable papers 125

Pearse Doherty elected and his of 2,382 surplus will now be distributed in the ninth count

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