Labour Party Leadership election results

Labour Trade Unionists
03 April 2020

Following the completion of the count of the Labour Party Leadership election on Friday 3rd April, the result was announced by the Returning Officer, Conor Power.

The result of the count is as follows:

From a postal ballot of 2,210 eligible voters, there was a total poll of 1,916 ballots recieved by the close of poll, with 1 spoiled vote.

This resulted in a total valid poll of 1,915 votes, and a quota of 958 votes. 

Alan Kelly TD received 1,047 votes.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD received 868 votes.

Therefore Alan Kelly has been elected Leader of the Labour Party by the members of the party.

Commenting, Conor Power said:

“Due to the extraordinary circumstances arising from the public health measures in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic this was a different election.

Together with Brain McDowell, general secretary, I have been able to conduct the election fairly and transparently. The high turnout is also a testament to the commitment of the party members.

The Counting of votes has been undertaken in very different circumstances to those that would ordinarily pertain. I have conducted the Count alone and in accordance with social distancing advice. The candidates, their agents and party officers have been able to view the Court remotely.

“I want in particular to thank a number of people for helping facilitate this election, 

  • The General Secretary Brian McDowell and staff of the Labour Party
  • Mazars and Business Print and their staff for facilitating the count and receipt of votes 
  • An Post and their staff across the country whose work ensured the postal ballot was a success. 
  • And finally the individual candidates and their election agents for their co-operation during the election campaign.

“I wish Alan Kelly every success as leader.”







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