Elected as TD in Galway-East.
A member of Galway County Council since 2004, Mr Canney unsuccessfully ran for a Dáil seat in 2011. Mayor of County Galway from 2007 to 2008, he has signed up to the Independent Alliance’s ‘Charter for Change’.
Seán Canney is an Independent Irish politician. He joined the Independent Alliance in advance of the 2016 general election and was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Galway East.
A native of Belclare, Tuam, Canney was campaign manager for his brother-in-law, Paddy McHugh, in the 2002 general election in which McHugh successfully gained a seat in the Galway East constituency.
As an Independent, Canney was elected to Galway County Council in 2004 on his first attempt. He was re-elected in each of the subsequent local elections in 2009 and 2014. In both the 2009 and 2014 elections he topped the poll in the Tuam electoral area - receiving 3,273 first preference votes (1.39 quota) in 2009 and 3,171 first preference votes (1.70 quota) in 2014.
He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2011 general election in the Galway East constituency, receiving 5,567 first preference votes (0.47 quota).
He served as Mayor of County Galway for the term 2007-08, and served on a number of boards and committees.
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