Tag Archives: by-election

Female candidacies and support levels at by-election contests, 1982-2010

There has been exactly two hundred candidacies across the 23 different by-election contests that took place over the past three decades (between 1982 and 2010), although this number does take account of candidates (such as Jim Tallon who has to … Continue reading

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Losing the battle but winning the war: General Election successes for by-election losers

What do Tomas MacGiolla, Dick Roche, Joe Higgins, Brian Hayes and Paul Gogarty all have in common?

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By-election winners and losers, 1982-2010

Reviewing the past three decades of by-election results shows (as covered in the previous post) that government parties tend to fare poorly in by-election contests, but does certain parties or groupings tend to do especially well/poorly in these? A review … Continue reading

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By-elections: Bad for government parties’ health?

With the Dublin West by-election scheduled to take place on the same day as the Presidential Election, this is a good time to review statistics for voting patterns in recent by-election contests. This post, reviewing such patterns in the 23 … Continue reading

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Fianna Fail by election performances in 1990s and 2000s – data

Adrian Kavanagh – updated on 1 December 2010 Fianna Fail by election performances in 1990s and 2000s – data This post contains Fianna Fail support data for constituencies where by elections have been held over the past twenty years – … Continue reading

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