Labour spent €21.50 per vote won in Meath East by-election disaster
Published 19/06/2013 | 11:49
THE Labour Party spent over €21.50 per vote won in their disastrous Meath East by-election campaign.
The party finished in an embarrassing fifth position, behind a low profile independent candidate, with less then five per cent of the vote.
Labour’s Eoin Holmes got just 1,112 votes – after the party spent nearly €24,000 on his campaign.
The expenditure of €23,988.64 translates to spending €21.57 per vote won.
The spending limit per candidate in the Meath East by-election was €31,150.
The highest expenditure was €29,850 on the campaign of Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee, who won the seat to replace her father, the late Shane McEntee.