1985 Meath County Council election

An election to Meath County Council took place on 20 June 1985 as part of that year’s Irish local elections. 29 councillors were elected from five electoral divisions by PR-STV voting for a six-year term of office.

1985 Meath County Council election


 1979 20 June 1985 1991 

All 29 seats to Meath County Council

  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour
Seats won 17 7 3
Seat change +4 -2 -2

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 2
Seat change

Map showing the area of Meath County Council

Council control after election

TBD

. . . 1985 Meath County Council election . . .

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Fianna Fáil 17 +4 20,674 50.62
Fine Gael 7 -2 10,304 25.23
Labour 3 -2 4,746 11.62
Independent 2 3,994 9.78
Totals 29 40,842 100.0

Dunshaughlin – 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Mary Wallace* 1,831                    
Fianna Fáil Sean Conway* 1,151 1,390                  
Fine Gael Mary Sylver* 706 741 744 745 749 768 784 804 816 940 1,290
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Delaney 695 813 896 906 914 932 982 1,006 1,222 1,261  
Labour Brian Fitzgerald 647 672 676 683 734 841 871 927 952 988 1,063
Fine Gael John Fanning 592 603 607 608 612 632 642 726 731 762 943
Fine Gael Seamus Lawless 504 523 525 531 562 580 609 620 634 742  
Fine Gael Rosemary Swan 321 329 330 349 356 363 366 372 392    
Workers’ Party John King 243 244 245 250 250 258 299        
Sinn Féin Tommy Johnson 224 232 235 241 249 258          
Fianna Fáil Madeline Murphy 172 253 290 300 302 310 339 352      
Labour Joe Mannering 161 190 194 194 236            
Labour Sean Moran 153 100                  
Independent Edward McKeever 75 100                  
Electorate: 13,001  Valid: 7,475 (57.97%)  Spoilt: 68  Quota: 1,246  Turnout: 7,543

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