Ivana Bacik victorious in Dublin Bay South by-election

More transfer-friendly Labour candidate was unable to be reeled in by Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
9th July, 2021
Ivana Bacik victorious in Dublin Bay South by-election
Ivana Bacik was decisively ahead after this morning’s tallies. Counting will continue into the evening. Picture: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Ivana Bacik has been elected as a TD in the Dublin Bay South by-election, topping the poll with 30.2 per cent of the first preference vote.

Bacik came ahead of Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan on 26.2 per cent of the first preference vote, and also proved more transfer friendly, taking 3,908 transfers to just 970 for Geoghean.

Despite the win undoubtedly being down to Bacik’s own very strong record and personal brand in the locality, it is...

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