Election 2016: Leaders top polls, but new party falls short of 7

28th February, 2016
Social Democrats co-founder Stepehn Donnelly Pic:RollingNews.ie

The Social Democrats looked certain to have all three of its leaders re-elected last night as the new party put in a solid performance. The party performance will still be disappointed, however, as its goal of securing seven seats to ensure full speaking rights in the Dáil looked unlikely last night.

Party co-founder Róisín Shortall was elected on the first count with 10,540 votes as she topped the poll in Dublin North-West. Catherine...

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