Extra MEP to be allocated to new look Midlands-North West constituency

Ireland’s independent electoral commission has recommended that an additional MEP be allocated to the Midlands-North West constituency.


The Commission has made its independent recommendations to the Oireachtas on the make-up of Ireland’s electoral constituencies for June’s European Parliament elections.


The Commission recommends, that an additional 14th MEP allocated to Ireland for the European Parliament elections, will be allocated to the Midlands-North West constituency, and that the counties of Laois and Offaly transfer from the South constituency into the Midlands constituency.


The recommendations follow a month long public consultation with submissions received from political parties, elected representatives and interested individuals.