Council elections: Shock departure

Council elections: Shock departure
Ciara Maguire

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Ciara Maguire

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ciara.maguire@strabaneweekly.co.uk

Long-serving DUP councillor, Thomas Kerrigan, has lost his seat.

He has been eliminated in Stage Two of the Derg District Electoral Area (DEA).

The veteran councillor's distant relative, Keith Kerrigan, is still in the race.

He is expected to be elected in Stage Three following the transfer of Thomas Kerrigan's votes.

Transfers could also see the UUP's Derek Hussey over the line. He topped the poll but is just short of the quota.

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