Independent Councillor Michael McBride is on course to be re-elected to Donegal Co. Council.

Formerly a councillor in the Milford Municipal District Council area, he knew that his support base was being split with the changes to the constituency that saw the new Letterkenny Electoral Area having seven seats with three in the Milford Electoral Area.

His decision to opt for the Letterkenny area has paid off.

Tally figures show him in contention with Donal Coyle (FF) to take the second seat after Cllr. Ciaran Brogan.

The official count takes place tomorrow.

He was understandably delighted afterwards.

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