Girish Mahajan

Westmeath County Council election, 2014

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An election to Westmeath County Council took place on 23 May 2014 as part of that year's Irish local elections. 20 councillors were elected from three electoral divisions by PR-STV voting for a five-year term of office, a reduction of 3 seats compared to 2009. In addition Athlone Town Council and Mullingar Town Council were both abolished.

Fianna Fáil emerged as the largest party after the elections as both Government parties suffered at the polls. Labour lost 2 thirds of her Councillors being reduced to just 2 seats while Fine Gael also lost 3 seats. Sinn Féin won seats on the Council for the first time, 3 in total, and were joined by 2 Independents.

Changes since 2014

  • † Athlone Independent Cllr Kevin (Boxer) Moran was elected as a TD for Longford-Westmeath at the Irish general election, 2016. Ailish McManus was co-opted to fill the vacancy on 21 March 2016.[1]
  • †† Mullingar-Coole Fine Gael Cllr Peter Burke was elected as TD for Longford-Westmeath at the Irish general election, 2016. Emily Wallace was co-opted to fill the vacancy on 21 March 2016.[2]
  • ††† Mullingar-Coole Fianna Fáil Cllr Aidan Davitt was elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2016. Bill Collentine was co-opted to fill the vacancy on 13 June 2016.[3]
  • †††† Mullingar-Kilbeggan Fianna Fáil Cllr Paul Daly was elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2016. Liam McDaniel was co-opted to fill the vacancy on 13 June 2016.[4]
  • References

    Westmeath County Council election, 2014 Wikipedia


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