2001 United Kingdom general election in Northern Ireland


These are the results of the 2001 United Kingdom general election in Northern Ireland. The election was held on 7 June 2001 and all 18 seats in Northern Ireland were contested. 1,191,009 people were eligible to vote, up 13,040 from the 1997 general election. 68.63% of eligible voters turned out, up 1.2 percentage points from the last general election.[1]

United Kingdom general election, 2001 (Northern Ireland)
 1997 7 June 2001 2005 

All 18 Northern Irish seats to the House of Commons
Turnout68.6% ()
  First party Second party
 
Leader David Trimble Ian Paisley
Party UUP DUP
Leader since 28 August 1995 30 September 1971
Leader's seat Upper Bann North Antrim
Seats before 10 2
Seats won 6 5
Seat change 4 3
Popular vote 216,839 181,999
Percentage 26.8% 22.5%
Swing 5.9% 8.9%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Gerry Adams John Hume
Party Sinn Féin SDLP
Leader since 13 November 1983 1979
Leader's seat Belfast West Foyle
Seats before 2 3
Seats won 4 3
Seat change 2
Popular vote 175,933 169,865
Percentage 21.7% 21.0%
Swing 5.6% 3.1%

Colours on map indicate winning party for each constituency

The election resulted in a reduction in the share of vote and the number of seats won by the Ulster Unionist Party, though the UUP did remain the largest political party in Northern Ireland, and even managed to regain the seats of South Antrim after it was lost in a by-election in 2000 to the Democratic Unionist Party and North Down from the UK Unionist Party. The Social Democratic and Labour Party also suffered from a reduction in their share of the vote – ending in fourth place from second place at the last general election – though the SDLP did not lose any seats. Both the DUP and Sinn Féin increased their share of the vote as well as their number of seats.

Results


Below is a table summarising the results of the UK general election in Northern Ireland.[2]

Party MPs +/- Votes %
UUP 6 -4 216,839 26.8
DUP 5 +3 181,999 22.5
Sinn Féin 4 +2 175,933 21.7
SDLP 3 0 169,865 21.0
Alliance 0 0 28,999 3.6
UKUP 0 -1 13,509 1.7
PUP 0 0 4,781 0.6
NI Women's Coalition 0 0 2,968 0.4
Conservative 0 0 2,422 0.3
Workers' Party 0 0 2,352 0.3
NI Unionist 0 0 1,794 0.2
Vote For Yourself 0 0 418 0.1
Others 0 0 8,495 0.8

References


  1. "UK Parliamentary Election 2001 - Turnout". EONI. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  2. "Election 2001 | Results | Northern Ireland". BBC News. 14 August 2001. Retrieved 3 November 2011.