Mixed re­sults for Ross and Hask­ins

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 -

WHILE THE WICK­LOW COUNT trun­dled on, two of the county's sons dis­cov­ered their own fate in other con­stituen­cies.

In­de­pen­dent can­di­date and En­niskerry res­i­dent Shane Ross pulled in the coun­try's sec­ond high­est vote in Dublin South with an in­cred­i­ble 17,075 votes.

‘ It is an ex­traor­di­nar­ily daunt­ing num­ber,' said Ross, mo­ments af­ter the news. ‘ It show a re­ally se­ri­ous change in Ire­land. The vote I have got here is say­ing very spec­tac­u­larly we want rad­i­cal change. It's not just say­ing we don't want Fianna Fáil.’

Ross comes from the Se­nate to the Dáil, hav­ing turned down an of­fer from Fine Gael to stand for the party. ‘ I did stand for them in 1993, and that was a very un­suc­cess­ful mar­riage,' he said.

Mean­while, Grey­stones na­tive Dy­lan Hask­ins failed to wow the vot­ers in Dublin South East.

De­spite 30,000 views of the young can­di­date's Youtube video, an en­dorse­ment from David McWilliams, and 2,692 fans on Face­book, Hask­ins only man­aged 1,141 votes in the RDS de­spite run­ning a high pro­file cam­paign.

Newly elected Shane Ross.

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