Sunday 17 December 2017

Malcolm Byrne eliminated at the end of the 12th count

By Esther Hayden

Cllr Malcolm Byrne
Cllr Malcolm Byrne

Fianna Fail's Malcolm Byrne was eliminated at the end of the twelfth count in the early hours of Wexford morning.

Byrne was eliminated after Brendan Howlin's surplus of 127 votes was distributed among the remaining five candidates.

No candidate was elected following this and with the lowest vote remaining Malcolm Byrne was eliminated with a total of 7,409 votes.

The votes for the rest of the candidates are as follows:

Michael D'Arcy 8,950

Paul Kehoe 8,949

Johnny Mythen 8,832

Mick Wallace 11,930

Wallace is just 14 votes off the quota.

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