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THREE NEW FACES TO REP­RE­SENT COUNTY AF­TER MARATHON COUNT

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - ES­THER HAY­DEN

HIS­TORY WAS made in Wick­low yes­ter­day (Tues­day) with the elec­tion of three Fine Gael TDs for the first time since the for­ma­tion of the state.

Known for long drawn out and con­tro­ver­sial elec­tion counts Wick­low didn't dis­ap­point and it was not un­til shortly af­ter mid­night on Tues­day morn­ing, four days af­ter the count­ing of the votes be­gan, that poll top­per Andrew Doyle was elected to the 31st Dail af­ter a whop­ping 16 counts and a re­count at the 13th.

Fianna Fail was wiped out as the party was left with­out a TD in the Gar­den County for the first time since 1927.

Balt­in­glass man Billy Tim­mins, took the sec­ond seat for Fine Gael af­ter the end of the 17th count while Si­mon Har­ris from Grey­stones took the third seat in the county af­ter the dis­tri­bu­tion of Doyle and Tim­mins' sur­plus vote.

Labour's Anne Fer­ris and In­de­pen­dent can­di­date Stephen Don­nelly took the fourth and fifth seat re­spec­tively.

Sinn Fein's John Brady nar­rowly lost out on the fi­nal seat with only 112 votes sep­a­rat­ing the two men af­ter the fi­nal count.

ABOVE: Andrew Doyle, Stephen Don­nelly, Anne Fer­ris, Si­mon Har­ris and Billy Tim­mins who were elected to the 31st Dail. LEFT: Fianna Fail’s Dick Roche, at the Grey­stones Shore­line Cen­tre, who was elim­i­nated af­ter ask­ing for a re­count fol­low­ing the 13th count.

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