FIANNA Fáil members met last night (Monday) to decide on a replacement to fill Deputy Mary Butler’s vacant seat on Waterford City & County Council.
Around 74 paid-up members of the Comeragh Comhairle Ceantair were eligible to vote.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD acted as chairperson at the event which was held in the Community Hall in Portlaw.
Voting took place from 7pm-8pm, with the convention held from 8pm-9pm.
The four declared candidates were: John Behan from Rathgormack, Jack Butler from Portlaw (son of newly elected TD Mary Butler), Peter Mackey from Clonea Power, and Ray Murphy from Portlaw.
A special meeting of Waterford City & County Council is due to be held today (Tuesday) at City Hall at 5pm to formally ratify the decision.
Deputy Mary Butler was first elected to Waterford City & County Council in May 2014.
She topped the general election poll in Waterford last month and was elected after comfortably exceeding the quota with 10,603 first preference votes.