Final Count Sees Three Seats Filled In Longford Westmeath

It comes almost 24 hours since Sorca Clarke claimed the first seat.

After a long day of counting and eliminating, the final three seats in Longford-Westmeath have been filled.

As expected, outgoing Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has been returned to the Dáil.

The 2016 poll-topper was comfortably ahead of the pack for most of the counting but it took until the final elimination for him to be elected.

His running mate, Councillor Joe Flaherty, secures the party's second seat and brings Longford back to the Dáil.

The final seat was a tense race between outgoing TDs Peter Burke and Kevin Boxer Moran, with the Fine Gael deputy ultimately prevailing and sending the former Junior Minister back to Athlone in disappointment.

Votes after final count:

Joe Flaherty FF +2828 11064 - ELECTED

Peter Burke FG +2709 11034 - ELECTED 

Robert Troy FF + 173 10793 - ELECTED

Kevin Boxer Moran IND +774 10003 - ELIMINATED

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