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European Parliament election, 2004 (Ireland)

Ireland European Parliament election, 2004

11 June 2004

13 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Enda Kenny Bertie Ahern Gerry Adams
Party Fine Gael Fianna Fáil Sinn Féin
Alliance EPP UEN EUL–NGL
Leader since 2 June 2002 19 December 1994 1983
Last election 24.6%, 4 seats 38.6%, 6 seats 6.3%, 0 seat
Seats won 5 4 1
Seat change +1 –2 +1
Popular vote 464,414 524,504 197,715
Percentage 27.8% 29.5% 11.1%
Swing +3.2 –9.1% +4.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Pat Rabbitte Trevor Sargent Joe Higgins
Party Labour Party Green Party Socialist Party
Alliance PES Greens–EFA N/A
Leader since October 2002 6 October 2001 1996
Last election 8.7%, 1 seat 6.7%, 2 seats 0.8%, 0 seats
Seats won 1 0 0
Seat change 0 -2 0
Popular vote 188,132 76,719 23,218
Percentage 10.5% 4.3% 1.3%
Swing +1.8% -2.4 +0.5

Colours indicate winning party.

The 2004 European Parliament election in Ireland was the Irish component of the 2004 European Parliament election. The voting was held on Friday, 11 June 2004. The election coincided with the 2004 local elections. The election was conducted under the single transferable vote.

Since the 1999 European Parliament election Ireland's entitlement had fallen from 15 seats to 13 seats due to European Union expansion and some constituencies boundaries and names were changed.

Results

Elections to the European Parliament in Ireland – 2004
Party Party Leader 1st Pref Vote % ±% Seats ±
Fine Gael Enda Kenny 494,412 27.8 +3.2 5 +1
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 524,504 29.5 –9.1 4 –2
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 197,715 11.1 +4.8 1 +1
Labour Party Pat Rabbitte 188,132 10.5 +1.8 1 ±0
Green Party Trevor Sargent 76,917 4.3 –2.4 0 –2
Socialist Party Joe Higgins 23,218 1.3 +0.5 0 ±0
Independents 275,870 15.5 +1.2 2 ±0
Total 1,780,768 100 13 –2

Voting details

2004–2009 European Parliament Ireland constituencies
Constituency Electorate Turnout Spoilt Valid Poll Quota Seats Candidates
Dublin 821,723 435,136 (52.9%) 13,239 (3.0%) 421,897 84,380 4 12
East 806,598 471,895 (58.5%) 18,717 (3.9%) 453,178 113,295 3 13
North-West 688,804 435,910 (63.3%) 14,487 (3.3%) 421,423 105,356 3 9
South 802,359 498,394 (62.1%) 14,124 (2.8%) 484,270 121,068 3 10
Total 3,119,484 1,841,335 (59.0%) 60,567 (3.3%) 1,780,768 13 44

Seats

Constituency Area Seats Pop. per Seat
Dublin Dublin 4 1.1m 275k
East Leinster less Dublin 3 1m 333k
South Munster less Clare 3 1m 333k
North-West Connacht plus Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Clare 3 800k 270k
Total 13 3.9m 300k

See also

External links

  • ElectionsIreland.org – 2004 European Parliament (Ireland) election results
  • European Election News by European Election Law Association (Eurela)
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