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Sligo: Recount underway following seventh count

Marese McDonagh

Published 25/05/2014 | 15:30

A recount is underway in Sligo after just one vote separated two candidates following the seventh count in the Ballymote/Tubbercurry electoral area.

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The request for a recount came from Independent candidate Joe Queenan  who had 1280 votes at this stge compared to 1281 for Fine Gael's Blair Feeney.

Two Independents had been elected in this area - Margaret Gormley who headed the poll and Michael Clarke who was elected on the fifth count.

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