June 18, 2021

ELECTION 2020: Count 3 – Fianna Fáil’s Eddie Mulligan is eliminated

Fine Gael is facing a tense battle to see if it can claim the final seat in the Waterford constituency in General Election 2020.

All of the remaining candidates received in and around 500 transfers each from the eliminated candidates on the third count apart from Mayor of Waterford, Labour’s John Pratt, who took just 200 and now looks destined to fall short in this election.

Fianna Fáil’s Eddie Mulligan required a miracle to see him through to count four – it never came and he was eliminated. His 3,000-plus votes will now be distributed.

His party colleague remains Mary Bulter is still in the driving seat, but she is closely followed by Independent Matt Shanahan, with Green Party councillor Marc Ó Cathasaigh standing firm in fourth place with a cushion of about 500 votes over Fine Gael’s John Cummins.

Earlier Sinn Fein’s David Cullinane romped home with over 20,000 votes.

Waterford Constituency – 3rd Count  

NAME PARTY Third Count
David Cullinane Sinn Féin Elected 1st Count
Mary Butler Fianna Fáil 7,720
Matt Shanahan Independent 7,246
John Cummins Fine Gael 5,119
Damien Geoghegan Fine Gael 4,829
Marc Ó Cathasaigh Green Party 5,631
John Pratt Labour Party 4,453
Eddie Mulligan Fianna Fáil 3,180 -Eliminated
Ronan Cleary AONTU 1,426 -Eliminated
Una Dunphy People Before Profit 4.829
Bernadette Phillips Independent 845 – Eliminated

Total Electorate – 84,978

Total poll – 54,205

Valid Poll – 53,758

Quota – 10,752





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