Laois (Dáil Éireann constituency)
Laois County Council|
Kildare County Council
Laois is a parliamentary constituency which will be represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the 2016 general election. The constituency will elect 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
History and boundaries
The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Laois be created. The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.
It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013. The new constituency will incorporate all of County Laois from the existing Laois–Offaly constituency, and six electoral divisions from Kildare South.
- "The county of Laois;
- and in the county of Kildare the electoral divisions of:
- Ballybrackan, Churchtown, Harristown, Kilberry, Kildangan, Monasterevin, in the former Rural District of Athy No. 1."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Laois 2016–|
|32nd||2016|| Brian Stanley
| Seán Fleming
| Charles Flanagan|
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.
2016 general election
|2016 general election: Laois|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3|
|Fianna Fáil||Seán Fleming||35.1%||13,626|
|Sinn Féin||Brian Stanley||21.2%||8,242||9,562||10,092|
|Fine Gael||Charles Flanagan||21.5%||8,370||9,298||9,525|
|Fine Gael||Thomasina Connell||10.9%||4,233||4,735||5,140|
|Labour Party||John Whelan||7.3%||2,856||3,394||3,896|
|Green Party||Sinead Moore||4.0%||1,541||2,161|
|Electorate: 63,295 Valid: 38,868 Spoilt: 352 Quota: 9,718 Turnout: 61.96%|
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- "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Waterford – Tipperary – Laois – Offaly – Kildare area" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "General election 2016: Laois". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016.