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The Kildare North parliamentary constituency spans the entire area of the northern half of the Leinster county, taking in the towns of Maynooth, Celbridge and many other areas. The constituency has an electorate of 60,094 and at present is served by 3 Teachtaí Dála (TDs). The method of election is proportional representation.
The former most high profile TD in the constituency is Charlie McCreevy, the former Minister for Finance and current European Commissioner. He resigned his seat at the end of 2004 and a by-election was held on March 11, 2005.
The by-election was won by Catherine Murphy , an Independent who was formerly a member of Labour, who was elected without reaching the quota.
Kildare North is the only constituency in the coutry without any TD's from the governing Fianna Fail party.
The first four candidates in bold type indicate the current representatives in Dáil Éireann for Kildare North. The full results are as follows:
|Charlie McCreevy||Fianna Fáil||9,082||1|
|Bernard Durkan||Fine Gael||5,786||5|
|Paul Kelly||Fianna Fáil||5,168||-|
|Kate Walsh||Progressive Democrats||3,919||-|
|Anne Kelly McCormack||Green Party||1,974||-|
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