Monday 19 March 2018

Westmeath Electoral Area: latest updates

Ronan O'Casey

It is looking like Irish Country and Western superstar TR Dallas may have to hang up his political Stetson, as tally figures for Westmeath County Council predict he will lose his seat on the Council.

The Moate FF Councillor, whose political alias is his real name Tom Allen, is in 10th position according to the Athlone LEA tall. The Athlone LEA will deliver 7 of the 20 seats on Westmeath County Council.

Tom Allen has been a Councillor on Westmeath County Council since 1999.

The Athlone tally is 100% complete and predicts former FF now IND Councillor Kevin 'Boxer' Moran will comfortably top the poll with 21.5% of the vote.

He is followed by SF's Paul Hogan and FG's Tom Farrell, both on 11%. FG's John Folan is in 4th, with FF's Frankie Keena in 5th. Meanwhile, "Mammy's Boy" Aengus O'Rourke faces a 5 way battle for one of the last two seats.

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