Count 7 results in elimination of Michael Fitzgerald

The 900 votes of Renua’s Donal Corcoran have been distributed across the remaining candidates as part of count 7 in the Kerry constituency. Donal Corcoran Head and Shoulders Still three seats to play for with four contenders. Michael and Danny Healy-Rae claimed the first two seats; making history in the process. The quota is 13,213. The turnout in the new five seat constituency was 70.7 % Following count seven the remainder of the candidates stand as follows: After count seven – here is how the field stands…. 1. Brendan Griffin FG– 10,999 (+127) 2. Martin Ferris SF – 10,490 (+72) 3. John Brassil FF – 9,137 (+132) 4. Jimmy Deenihan FG– 7,257 (+89) 5. Arthur Spring LAB- 5,356 (+75) 6. Norma Moriarty FF– 5,172 (+58) 7. Michael Pixie O’Gorman IND– 1,589 (+53) 8. Brian Finucane PBP/AAA – 1,261 (+92) 9. Michael Fitzgerald GP– 1,222 (+87) Returning Officer Padraig Burke has now announced he will eliminate Michael Fitzgerald and the distribution of his votes will make up count 8. 1,222 votes are to be distributed.