South (European Parliament constituency)

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South
European Parliament constituency
South (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
South (European Parliament constituency)
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
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South shown within Ireland
Created 2004
MEP(s) 3 (2004–14)
4 (2014–)
Member State Ireland
Source(s) [1]

South is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It elects 3 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries

The constituency was created in 2004 as a successor to the Munster constituency, with County Clare being moved to the North-West constituency. It comprises the counties of Cork, Kerry, Limerick, North Tipperary, South Tipperary and Waterford; and the cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford.1

2014 election

For the 2014 European Parliament election, the constituency will be increased in size by the addition of counties Carlow, Clare, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow.2 The number of seats will be increased to 4.

MEPs

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for South 2004–
Parl. Election Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
6th 20043 Brian Crowley
(FF)
Simon Coveney
(FG)
Kathy Sinnott
(Ind)
20074 Colm Burke
(FG)
7th 20095 Seán Kelly
(FG)
Alan Kelly
(Lab)
20116 Phil Prendergast
(Lab)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

2014 election

2014 European Parliament election: South
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
Fine Gael Deirdre Clune
Fianna Fáil Brian Crowley
Independent Jillian Godsil
Fine Gael Simon Harris
Fianna Fáil Kieran Hartley
Fine Gael Seán Kelly
Sinn Féin Liadh Ní Riada
Independent Diarmuid O'Flynn7
Green Party Grace O'Sullivan
Labour Party Phil Prendergast
Direct Democracy Jan van de Ven

2009 election

2009 European Parliament election: South58
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fianna Fáil Brian Crowley 23.7 118,258 119,625 122,404 132,410        
Fine Gael Seán Kelly 18.6 92,579 94,430 96,153 97,482 98,394 134,712    
Labour Party Alan Kelly6 12.9 64,152 66,121 69,683 70,309 70,991 78,651 83,921 105,597
Independent Kathy Sinnott 11.7 58,485 62,057 64,295 65,518 66,920 71,349 75,168 95,134
Sinn Féin Toiréasa Ferris 13.0 64,671 65,861 67,304 68,296 69,295 73,389 74,480  
Fine Gael Colm Burke 10.8 53,721 54,617 57,190 57,884 58,654      
Fianna Fáil Ned O'Keeffe 3.3 16,596 16,896 17,124          
Green Party Dan Boyle 3.1 15,499 16,250            
Independent Alexander Stafford 2.3 11,692              
Independent Maurice Sexton 0.5 2,474              
Electorate: 861,727   Valid: 498,127   Spoilt: 11,836 (2.3%)   Quota: 124,532   Turnout: 509,963 (59.2%)

2004 election

2004 European Parliament election: South3
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Brian Crowley 25.9 125,539          
Fine Gael Simon Coveney4 24.6 118,937 120,261 120,537 121,332    
Independent Kathy Sinnott 18.4 89,127 89,872 90,175 92,010 97,057 120,600
Fianna Fáil Gerry Collins 15.1 73,131 74,991 75,246 75,577 78,367 87,658
Sinn Féin David Cullinane 6.7 32,643 32,848 32,977 33,561 35,385  
Labour Party Brendan Ryan 4.1 19,975 20,086 20,170 20,576 24,406  
Green Party Chris O'Leary 2.3 10,896 10,980 11,056 11,478    
Independent Gerry Hannan 1.3 6,394 6,428 6,551 6,934    
Independent Lily Moynihan 1.2 5,831 5,914 6,048      
Independent Anthony O'Connor 0.4 1,797 1,822        
Electorate: 802,359   Valid: 484,270   Spoilt: 14,124 (2.8%)   Quota: 121,068   Turnout: 498,394 (62.1%)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Report on European Parliament Constituencies 2013". Constituency Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "2004 European Parliament election – South constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Simon Coveney was substituted by Colm Burke (FG / EPP-ED) on 19 June 2007.
  5. ^ a b "2009 European Parliament election – South constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Alan Kelly was substituted by Phil Prendergast (Lab / S&D) on 21 April 2011.
  7. ^ http://corkindependent.com/20140306/news/from-ballyhea-to-brussels-S80757.html
  8. ^ "Nominations close for Europe elections". RTÉ News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 

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