Women’s vote in fo­cus

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 -

AL­THOUGH Wick­low only had two women on the bal­lot pa­per out of a field of 24 can­di­dates it’s hard to as­sess if there is a tra­di­tional ‘women’s vote’ in Wick­low.

On the face of things it ap­pears cer­tain vot­ers like to vote for women. With the elim­i­na­tion of Pat Ka­vanagh of Fis Nua fol­low­ing count 8 her votes were re­dis­tributed to the re­main­ing can­di­dates.

The largest pro­por­tion of Ka­vanagh’s votes went to Labour’s Liz Fer­ris, the only other woman in the field, and she re­ceived 45 of Ka­vanagh’s vote.

The sec­ond high­est num­ber of trans­fers went to In­de­pen­dent can­di­date Stephen Don­nelly who re­ceived 40 votes. Sinn Féin’s John Brady re­ceived 33 while run­ning mate Gerry Kin­sella re­ceived 32 of her trans­fers. 28 were non-trans­ferrable votes and didn’t go to any can­di­date while the re­main­ing can­di­dates re­ceived a hand­ful of votes each.

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