Elections 2014 Dublin West: Coppinger edges out SF's Donnelly in Dublin West battle

Elections 2014 Dublin West: Coppinger edges out SF's Donnelly in Dublin West battle
The Socialist Party's Ruth Coppinger at Citywest Conference Centre in Dublin. Picture: Photocall

Socialist Party’s Ruth Coppinger has won the Dublin West by-election as part of a voter backlash against property tax and water charges.

Socialist Party’s Ruth Coppinger has won the Dublin West by-election as part of a voter backlash against property tax and water charges.

She was able to stay ahead of Fianna Fáil’s David McGuinness by getting a bigger share of the transfers from eliminated Sinn Féin candidate Paul Donnelly, who finished in third place. After the fifth count, Coppinger was elected with 12,334 votes, ahead of McGuinness on 9,337.

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