Breaking News: Kenny tops the poll in Sligo-Leitrim

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Breaking News: Kenny tops the poll in Sligo-Leitrim

Martin Kenny keeping an eye on things as the votes are counted

Sinn Fein Martin Kenny will top the poll in Leitrim according to the latest tallies.

To the delight of his family and campaign team Kenny achieved a massive vote of 14,988. He took 25% of the total votes. 

In total he received 5918 votes in Leitrim, 5,931 in Sligo; 958 in North Roscommon; 2005 in South Donegal (47% of the total vote) and 176 postal votes.

In some areas of Leitrim he took between 40 - 50% of the vote such as Aughavas 53%; in both booths in Carrigallen garnering 46% and 48% respectively and in Cornageeha 47%.

It is expected that Kenny will be elected on the first count based on the probability that he is over the quota.

The following are also the tally figures for the complete constituency of Sligo-Leitrim-North Roscommon-South Donegal. 

FF's Marc MacSharry -  6947.

Independent Marian Harkin - 6940.

FF's Eamon Scanlon -  6191.

FG Frankie Feighan - 5314.

FG Thomas Walsh - 4746.

FF Shane Ellis - 2740.

15 boxes have now been tallied and the official counting begins.

For a full breakdown of the tally figures and for more on #ge2020 follow our live blog here