Election 2016: Kelleher cleans up with huge vote in Cork North Central

Cork North Central

28th February, 2016
Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fáil at the count centre in Cork City HallJohn Allen

Kelleher took the first of four seats in Cork North Central yesterday evening with 14,286 first preference votes. His 27.9 per cent lead was so strong that there were questions whether the strategist had underestimated party support so close to home.

Sinn Féin sources believed Fíanna Fáil missed a trick, but they were not complaining. They had run two candidates in the constituency, and one of them, Jonathan O’Brien, looked set to be returned to the Dáil...

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