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GE 16: Thomas Pringle wins the fifth and final seat

Thomas Pringle in the Aura, Letterkenny Count Centre. Photo: Donna El Assaad

Thomas Pringle in the Aura, Letterkenny Count Centre. Photo: Donna El Assaad

Twenty eight hours after the count first started, Deputy Thomas Pringle has won the fifth and final seat in Donegal, pipping fellow out-going Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn (SF) by 184 votes

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

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Distribution of Joe McHugh’s surplus of 251 votes

Doherty, Pearse SF 14,600 (Elected, eighth count)
Gallagher, Pat The Cope FF (Elected 11th Count)
MacLochlainn, Padráig SF 9,852 +46 9,898
McConalogue, Charlie FF 12,533 (Elected, first count)
McHugh, Joe FG (Elected 11th Count)
Pringle, Thomas NP 9,888 +194 10,082
NTP 11

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