Wednesday 22 November 2017

Sligo Update

Independent candidate  Declan Bree and Sinn Fein’s Sean MacManus were  elected on the first count in Sligo with 1848 votes  and 1545 respectively.

It is anticipated that a second SF candidate, Collooney –based Thomas Healy  who got 1131 first preferences will also be elected in the 10 –seater,  as will Independent candidate Marie Casserly from north Sligo who polled 1195 fist preferences on her first electoral outing.

Another talking point was   People Before Profit candidate Seamie O’Boyle ‘s strong showing . He too is likely to be in contention for one of the final seats.

Colr Bree  said his success and O’Boyle’s strong showing sent a clear message to government that austerity was not acceptable. “People are feeling crucified”, he said.

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