Belfast East (Assembly constituency)


Belfast East (Irish: Béal Feirste Thoir, Ulster Scots: Bilfawst East) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Belfast East
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
East Belfast shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created1973
Seats6 (1998–2016)
5 (2017–)
MLAs
  •   Andy Allen (UUP)
  •   Joanne Bunting (DUP)
  •   Naomi Long (APNI)
  •   Chris Lyttle (APNI)
  •   Robin Newton (DUP)
City councilBelfast City Council

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973. It usually shares boundaries with the Belfast East UK Parliament constituency, however the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1983 to 1986 and 2010 to 2011 as the Assembly boundaries had not caught up with Parliamentary boundary changes and from 1996 to 1997 when members of the Northern Ireland Forum had been elected from the newly drawn Parliamentary constituencies but the 51st Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected in 1992 under the 1983–95 constituency boundaries, was still in session.

Members were then elected from the constituency to the 1975 Constitutional Convention, the 1982 Assembly, the 1996 Forum and then to the current Assembly from 1998.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Belfast East (UK Parliament constituency).

Members


Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1973 Oliver Napier
(Alliance Party)
David Bleakley
(Labour)
Joshua Cardwell
(UUP/UPNI)
Norman Agnew
(UUP)
Roy Bradford
(UUP)
Eileen Paisley
(DUP)
1975 Reg Empey
(Vanguard)
William Craig
(Vanguard)
1982 Addie Morrow
(Alliance Party)
Dorothy Dunlop
(UUP)
Jeremy Burchill
(UUP)
Denny Vitty
(DUP)
Peter Robinson
(DUP)
1996 John Alderdice
(Alliance Party)
5 seats
1996-1998
Reg Empey
(UUP)
Jim Rodgers
(UUP)
Sammy Wilson
(DUP)
1998 David Ervine
(PUP)
Ian Adamson
(UUP)
2003 Naomi Long
(Alliance Party)
Michael Copeland
(UUP)
Robin Newton
(DUP)
January 2007
co-option
Dawn Purvis
(PUP)
2007 Wallace Browne
(DUP)
July 2010
co-option
Chris Lyttle
(Alliance Party)
2011 Judith Cochrane
(Alliance Party)
Michael Copeland
(UUP)
Sammy Douglas
(DUP)
September 2015
co-option
Andy Allen
(UUP)
2016 Naomi Long
(Alliance Party)
Joanne Bunting
(DUP)
2017 5 seats
2017-present
July 2019
co-option
Máire Hendron
(Alliance Party)
January 2020
co-option
Naomi Long
(Alliance Party)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections


Northern Ireland Assembly

2017
2017 Assembly election: Belfast East – 5 Seats[1]
PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10Count 11
Alliance Naomi Long 18.9 7,610
Alliance Chris Lyttle 12.5 5,059 5,760.03 5,780.25 5,885.86 6,032.81 6,072.14 6,367.87 7,268.87
UUP Andy Allen 13.1 5,275 5,313.17 5,323.39 5,356.60 5,498.59 5,767.92 5,783.14 6,048.62 7,257.62
DUP Joanne Bunting 14.9 6,007 6,016.02 6,021.02 6,026.13 6,057.35 6,217.46 6,228.46 6,275.01 6,759.01
DUP Robin Newton 11.7 4,729 4,734.50 4,736.50 4,739.50 4,774.50 4,862.61 4,865.61 4,890.72 5,268.26 5,333.26 5,541.65
DUP David Douglas 11.0 4,431 4435.18 4436.18 4,440.18 4,455.40 4,568.40 4,572.40 4,599.73 4,995.25 5,093.25 5,410.84
PUP John Kyle 6.6 2,658 2,673.29 2,678.51 2,685.73 2,751.95 2,936.28 2,950.28 3,148.79
Green (NI) Georgina Milne 3.6 1,447 1,474.06 1,500.28 1,539.49 1,763.36 1,801.58 2,080.65
Sinn Féin Mairéad O'Donnell 2.9 1,173 1,183.34 1,185.45 1,216.66 1,232.88 1,235.10
TUV Andrew Girvin 2.3 917 918.65 920.65 924.76 958.87
Labour Alternative Courtney Robinson 1.1 442 449.48 456.48 467.81
NI Conservatives Sheila Bodel 0.7 275 276.32 278.43 280.43
SDLP Séamas de Faoite 0.6 250 260.45 260.56
Independent Jordy McKeag 84 84 85.43
Electorate: 64,788   Valid: 40,828   Spoilt: 471 (1.15%)   Quota: 6,727   Turnout: 40,828 (63.02%)
    2016
    2016 Assembly election: Belfast East – 6 Seats[2]
    PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10Count 11Count 12Count 13
    DUP Joanne Bunting 14.9 5,538
    Alliance Naomi Long 14.7 5,482
    DUP Sammy Douglas 11.4 4,230 4,401.52 4,409 4,411.19 4,436.26 4,456.29 4,572.61 4,574.61 4,756.52 4,978.16 5,045.16 5,461.16
    UUP Andy Allen 8.2 3,047 3,057.28 3,065.28 3,069.57 3,176.72 3,201.81 3,283.15 3,286.15 3,520.59 3,777.94 4,756.53 5,332.53
    Alliance Chris Lyttle 7.5 2,805 2,805.92 2,858.92 2,975.71 3,033.23 3,109.04 3,127.19 3,231.58 3,252.64 3,279.82 3,318.36 3,500.90 5,685.90
    DUP Robin Newton 10.4 3,875 3,896.88 3,900.04 3,902.50 3,938.62 3,946.62 3,995.82 3,998.85 4,105.28 4,182.55 4,267.83 4,745.50 4,812.54
    Green (NI) Ross Brown 5.9 2,183 2,184.40 2,222.40 2,233.29 2,283.49 2,497.23 2,559.32 2,893.95 2,935.15 3,018.46 3,050.84 3,293.25 3,487.69
    Alliance Tim Morrow 6.4 2,372 2,372.36 2,390.36 2,404.97 2,431.07 2,469.25 2,478.41 2,526.56 2,533.56 2,538.56 2,568.07 2,636.62
    PUP John Kyle 4.8 1,772 1,776 1,786.04 1,788.65 1,788.71 1,816.77 1,928.95 1,938.95 2,082.30 2,485.62 2,533.87
    UUP Chris McGimpsey 2.9 1,095 1,098.24 1,102.24 1,104.67 1,165.73 1,178.77 1,211.87 1,214.87 1,305.13 1,346.15
    Independent Maggie Hutton 3.0 1,099 1,100.48 1,107.48 1,108.26 1,113.26 1,144.39 1,190.57 1,192.60 1,277.76
    TUV Andrew Girvin 2.4 887 889.72 891.72 891.99 907.03 911.03 1,037.14 1,037.14
    Sinn Féin Niall Ó Donnghaile 2.5 946 946 963 964.71 966.71 985.77 988.77
    UKIP Jonny Lavery 1.7 631 632.52 634.52 635.15 694.15 717.19
    Labour Alternative Courtney Robinson 1.4 517 517.2 546.2 548.57 556.57
    NI Conservatives Neil Wilson 1.3 477 477.36 482.36 483.50
    SDLP Amy Doherty 0.4 141 141.76
    NI Labour Erskine Holmes 0.2 78 78
    Electorate: 65,740   Valid: 37,175   Spoilt: 448 (1.19%)   Quota: 5,311   Turnout: 57.23
      2011
      2011 Assembly election: Belfast East – 6 Seats[3]
      PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10Count 11
      DUP Peter Robinson 28.3 9,141
      DUP Robin Newton 7.5 2,436 4,801
      Alliance Judith Cochrane 13.4 4,329 4,432 4,433 4,449 4,498 4,572 4,755
      Alliance Chris Lyttle 12.9 4,183 4,307 4,309 4,320 4,331 4,420 4,530 4,572 4,696
      DUP Sammy Douglas 8.3 2,668 3,683 3,809 3,820 3,831 3,892 3,941 4,053 4,078 4,455 4,783
      UUP Michael Copeland 6.8 2,194 2,355 2,357 2,357 2,383 2,437 2,476 2,618 2,625 3,225 3,723
      Independent Dawn Purvis 5.3 1,702 1,909 1,911 1,926 1,955 2,010 2,094 2,179 2,229 2,320 2,789
      PUP Brian Ervine 4.6 1,493 1,667 1,670 1,671 1,681 1,761 1,787 1,873 1,884 1,963
      UUP Philip Robinson 2.9 943 1,130 1,131 1,139 1,142 1,161 1,189 1,294 1,296
      Sinn Féin Niall Ó Donnghaile 3.2 1,030 1,037 1,037 1,061 1,070 1,127 1,148 1,149
      TUV Harry Toan 2.2 712 744 744 745 753 801 824
      Green (NI) Martin Gregg 1.8 572 614 614 624 649 691
      BNP Ann Cooper 1.0 337 355 355 358 365
      SDLP Magdalena Wolska 0.8 250 253 253 270 275
      Socialist Party Thomas Black 0.6 201 205 205 217
      Workers' Party Kevin McNally 0.3 102 107 107
      Independent Stephen Stewart 0.1 46 54 54
      Electorate: 61,263   Valid: 32,347   Spoilt: 481 (1.47)   Quota: 4,622   Turnout: 32,828 (53.59)
        2007
        2007 Assembly election: Belfast East – 6 Seats[4]
        PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10
        DUP Peter Robinson 19.0 5,635
        Alliance Naomi Long 18.8 5,583
        UUP Reg Empey 14.0 4,139 4,231.40 4,620.40
        PUP Dawn Purvis 10.3 3,045 3,113.88 3,307.63 3,336.13 3,403.11 3,455.86 3,611.83 3,654.32 3,842.92 4,208.17
        DUP Wallace Browne 10.7 3,185 3,416.60 3,453.10 3,462.35 3,488.06 3,541.78 3,607.97 3,608.71 3,709.10 3,734.32
        DUP Robin Newton 7.9 2,335 3,201.88 3,241.38 3,250.38 3,270.35 3,316.30 3,355.75 3,359.75 3,497.13 3,516.62
        UUP Michael Copeland 5.3 1,557 1,567.08 1,654.58 1,817.33 1,834.83 1,951.08 2,068.32 2,073.82 2,743.06 2,999.31
        SDLP Mary Muldoon 2.8 816 816.96 1,020.71 1,036.96 1,097.70 1,115.20 1,306.95 1,902.95 1,933.94
        UUP Jim Rodgers 2.8 820 884.08 971.08 1,078.08 1,104.55 1,191.03 1,280.77 1,284.27
        Sinn Féin Niall Ó Donnghaile 3.6 1,055 1,056.44 1,071.94 1,072.44 1,087.69 1,087.69 1,123.94
        Green (NI) Steven Agnew 2.2 653 658.04 852.04 870.29 983.78 1,064.28
        NI Conservatives Glyn Chambers 1.4 427 429.88 483.13 494.38 516.13
        Socialist Party Thomas Black 0.8 225 227.88 246.63 248.13
        Workers' Party Joseph Bell 0.4 107 107.96 118.46 118.96
        Make Politicians History Rainbow George 0.2 47 47.24 51.74 52.99
        Electorate: 49,757   Valid: 29,629   Spoilt: 244 (0.82)   Quota: 4,233   Turnout: 29,873 (60.04)
          2003
          2003 Assembly election: Belfast East – 6 Seats
          PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6
          DUP Peter Robinson 29.9% 9,254
          UUP Reg Empey 20.9% 6,459
          DUP Robin Newton 4.8% 1,475 4,418 4,444
          PUP David Ervine 9.7% 2,990 3,212 3,377 3,509 3,661 4,263
          Alliance Naomi Long 9.0% 2,774 2,794 2,877 3,011 4,012 4,057
          UUP Michael Copeland 7.4% 2,291 2,355 3,133 3,221 3,298 3,650
          UUP Jim Rodgers 4.9% 1,502 1,791 2,682 2,783 2,839 3,296
          DUP Harry Toan 4.5% 1,403 2,633 2,643 2,717 2,728
          Sinn Féin Joseph O'Donnell 3.8% 1,180 1,184 1,186 1,206
          SDLP Leo Van Es 3.1% 967 970 986 1,036
          NI Conservatives Terence Dick 0.8% 232 234 251
          Socialist Thomas Black 0.6% 176 181 184
          Workers' Party Joseph Bell 0.4% 125 128 129
          Independent John McBlain 0.2% 72 79 81
          Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 0.2% 65 67 67
          Electorate: 51,937   Valid: 30,965   Spoilt: 559 (1.77%)   Quota: 4,424   Turnout: 60.70%
            1998
            1998 Assembly election: Belfast East – 6 Seats
            PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10Count 11Count 12Count 13Count 14Count 15
            DUP Peter Robinson 28.3% 11,219
            Alliance John Alderdice 15.5% 6,144
            PUP David Ervine 12.9% 5,114 5,299 5,338 5,357 5,378 5,599 5,693
            UUP Reg Empey 13.0% 5,158 5,288 5,325 5,328 5,369 5,372 5,422 5,497 5,591 5,593 5,626 6,109
            DUP Sammy Wilson 1.6% 633 4,486 4,488 4,488 4,507 4,520 4,530 4,617 4,638 4,641 5,532 5,711
            UUP Ian Adamson 8.7% 3,447 3,510 3,530 3,534 3,582 3,586 3,632 3,682 3,747 3,749 3,774 4,181 4,568 4,636 5,415
            Alliance Richard Good 2.5% 1,000 1,010 1,290 1,309 1,325 1,331 1,417 1,440 1,757 1,814 1,824 1,865 1,888 2,864 2,975
            UK Unionist Denny Vitty 3.4% 1,362 1,674 1,675 1,675 1,704 1,709 1,723 1,756 1,773 1,773 1,880 2,000 2,023 2,026
            SDLP Peter Jones 2.6% 1,025 1,027 1,035 1,055 1,055 1,057 1,067 1,069 1,225 1,589 1,590 1,593 1,594
            UUP Jim Rodgers 2.6% 1,015 1,190 1,195 1,196 1,212 1,221 1,238 1,285 1,313 1,316 1,349
            DUP John Norris 0.1% 373 1,097 1,097 1,098 1,103 1,107 1,111 1,161 1,171 1,172
            Sinn Féin Joseph O'Donnell 2.3% 917 917 918 929 929 929 937 938 952
            NI Women's Coalition Pearl Sagar 1.8% 711 723 735 748 752 763 800 822
            Ulster Democratic Robert Girvan 1.3% 516 566 567 568 570 579 590
            Labour Party NI David Bleakley 0.9% 369 377 390 400 408 409
            PUP Dawn Purvis 0.7% 271 287 287 289 290
            NI Conservatives Lesley Donaldson 0.5% 203 222 224 227
            Workers' Party Joseph Bell 0.2% 79 80 82
            Natural Law David Collins 0.1% 22 22 22
            Independent John Lawrence 0.04% 15 15 15
            Electorate: 60,562   Valid: 39,593   Spoilt: 763 (1.89%)   Quota: 5,657   Turnout: 66.63%

              1996 Forum

              Successful candidates are shown in bold.[5]

              Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
              DUP Peter Robinson
              Sammy Wilson
              Robin Newton
              Irene Lewis
              Wallace Browne
              11,270 29.4
              UUP Reg Empey
              Jim Rodgers
              Ian Adamson
              Alan Crowe
              8,608 22.5
              Alliance John Alderdice
              Peter Osborne
              Danny Dow
              Mervyn Jones
              Maureen McConnell
              7,130 18.6
              PUP David Ervine
              Patricia Laverty
              Rosemary Reynolds
              John McQuillen
              Alec Gordon
              3,802 9.9
              UK Unionist Alan Field
              Maureen Ann McCartney
              2,496 6.5
              SDLP Peter Prendiville
              Brian Heading
              1,299 3.4
              Ulster Democratic Robert Girvan
              Jacqueline Upton
              Ronald Stitt
              Samuel Walkingshaw
              Joseph McMaster
              1,156 3.1
              Sinn Féin Michael McVeigh
              Brid Duffy
              Anna Doherty
              862 2.2
              NI Women's Coalition Felicity Huston
              Pearl Sagar
              Annie Quinn
              Kate Campbell
              Karen Snoddy
              405 1.1
              NI Conservatives Ian Donaldson
              Dorothy Dunlop
              291 0.8
              Labour coalition Gail Haslett
              Thomas Black
              Barbara Hawites
              David Bell
              Maeve O'Leary
              199 0.5
              Democratic Partnership David Bleakley
              Edwin Sloan
              197 0.5
              Green (NI) Similda Osoba
              April McCarthy
              161 0.4
              Workers' Party Joe Bell
              Marie Mooney
              149 0.4
              Ulster Independence Gavin Boyd
              Mark Black
              David McClinton
              114 0.3
              Independent DUP Jean Toad
              David Kerr
              93 0.2
              Democratic Left Michael Craig
              June Campion
              45 0.1
              Communist Party Andrew Gibb
              Sarah Stewart
              38 0.1
              Natural Law Robert Johnstone
              Richard Johnson
              Ian Long
              13 0.0
              Independent Chambers Ian Arbuthnot
              Alan Hay
              11 0.0

              1982

              1982 Assembly election: Belfast East – 6 Seats
              PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10
              DUP Peter Robinson 38.9% 15,319
              UUP Jeremy Burchill 18.6% 7,345 7,345 7,345
              Alliance Oliver Napier 15.3% 6,037 6,037 6,037 6,037 6,037
              DUP Denny Vitty 0.6% 235 7,583
              UUP Dorothy Dunlop 4.3% 1,696 2,066 2,087 3,271 3,309 3,323 3,347 3,512 4,565 5,981
              Alliance Addie Morrow 7.5% 2,966 3,057 3,062 3,088 3,093 3,402 3,740 3,794 4,491 4,881
              DUP Sammy Wilson 1.0% 397 1,239 3,024 3,044 3,061 3,065 3,081 3,259 3,400 4,170
              Vanguard William Craig 5.8% 2,274 2,806 2,826 2,964 2,989 3,000 3,025 3,190 3,361
              UUP William Johnstone 2.5% 973 1,126 1,136 1,377 1,394 1,398 1,408 1,520
              SDLP Peter Prendiville 2.6% 868 873 875 875 875 881 1,090
              UUUP Reg Empey 1.3% 503 649 655 691 769 772 777
              Workers' Party Francis Cullen 1.7% 681 696 697 704 707 712
              UUUP Ben Horan 0.3% 123 185 187 199
              Electorate: 74,273   Valid: 39,417   Spoilt: 1,275 (3.13%)   Quota: 5,657   Turnout: 54.79%
                • Craig stood as Vanguard, although the party itself had been disbanded four years before.

                1975 Constitutional Convention

                1975 Constitutional Convention: Belfast East - 6 seats
                PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10Count 11
                Vanguard William Craig 23.8 11,958
                Alliance Oliver Napier 12.6 6,341 6,393 6,449 6,469.40 6,537.40 7,450.40
                Vanguard Reg Empey 9.3 4,657 6,825.40 6,844 6,978.20 7,063.80 7,121.20 7,121.20 8,297.20
                Unionist Party NI Joshua Cardwell 6.1 3,039 3,164.60 3,180 3,220.80 3,366.80 3,586.20 3,605.60 3,718 3,756.22 6,209.52 7,475.52
                DUP Eileen Paisley 7.1 3,606 4,893.60 4,916.60 5,073 5,179.60 5,214.40 5,214.40 6,157.80 6,653.68 6,729.86 7,354.86
                NI Labour David Bleakley 8.0 3,998 4,059.60 4,417 4,473.20 4,548.40 5,556.20 5,714.20 5,864 5,885.56 6,257.76 6,924.54
                DUP Peter Robinson 7.8 3,933 4,165 4,173.80 4,209.80 4,253 4,283.20 4,283.60 4,672.60 5,156.72 5,201.88 5,792.52
                UUP Roy Bradford 5.1 2,583 2,828.60 2,839 2,873.60 2,991.40 3,092 3,096.80 3,362.40 3,431.98 3,756.46
                Unionist Party NI Norman Agnew 5.7 2,863 2,913.40 2,918.20 2,929.60 3,011.80 3,262.40 3,287.60 3,370.80 3,387.46
                UUP David McNarry 5.2 2,609 2,941.80 2,944.60 2,978.60 3,065.80 3,093.60 3,094
                Alliance Kate Condy 3.0 1,485 1,500.20 1,508 1,511 1,539
                SDLP Alban Maginness 2.5 1,274 1,278.40 1,286.40 1,287.20 1,293.20
                Independent Unionist Walter McFarland 1.5 775 885.40 860.80 887.20
                Independent Unionist William Elliot 1.0 509 591.80 606
                Labour Party NI Sandy Scott 1.0 530 543.60
                Electorate: 78,340   Valid: 50,160   Spoilt: 917 (1.6%)   Quota: 7,166   Turnout: 51,133 (65.3%)

                  1973

                  1973 Assembly election: Belfast East - 6 seats
                  PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10Count 11Count 12Count 13Count 14Count 15Count 16Count 17Count 18
                  UUP Roy Bradford 23.2 13,187
                  UUP Joshua Cardwell 8.8 5,001 6,635 6,643.38 6,649.38 6,672.90 6,754.40 6,871.78 7,002.74 7,035.68 7,063.44 7,072.20 7,571.96 8,177.96
                  DUP Eileen Paisley 9.7 5,518 5,613 5,618.76 5,628.52 5,717.66 5,737.08 5,780.17 6,127.42 6,142.56 6,393.08 6,396.08 7,069.44 7,170.70 7,172.47 8,907.47
                  UUP Norman Agnew 6.4 3,615 4,562.34 4,565.24 4,568.10 4,571.48 4,635.72 4,763.72 4,832.42 4,860.84 4,878.22 4,922.60 5,096.66 5,733.94 5,758.25 5,842.24 7,197.91 7,229.23 8,027.29
                  Alliance Oliver Napier 8.7 4,941 5,086.92 5,089.68 5,103.20 5,103.20 5,112.24 5,121.76 5,129.90 6,213.42 6,219.80 7,049.80 7,074.56 7,169.92 7,171.57 7,197.47 7,336.93 7,341.79 7,418.97
                  NI Labour David Bleakley 7.8 4,425 4,710.76 4,743.76 4,866.52 4,874.52 4,899.70 4,932.88 4,953.78 5,043.34 5,053.10 5,878.10 5,993.14 6,108.02 6,111.10 6,155.14 6,368.65 6,389.17 6,690.47
                  UUP Walter McFarland 4.6 2,597 3,000.94 3,002.32 3,005.46 3,015.84 3,120.52 3,432.38 3,499.12 3,526.44 3,541.20 3,548.58 3,662.52 4,085.54 4,102.48 4,271.55 5,435.29 5,469.31 6,436.15
                  Vanguard Jim Rodgers 3.4 1,947 1,972.46 1,974.46 1,975.46 2,068.60 2,070.36 2,076.12 2,152.02 2,154.02 3,133.20 3,134.20 3,509.86 3,550.38 3,550.82 4,492.23 4,683.96 5,386.40
                  UUP David McNarry 3.1 1,784 2,145.76 2,145.76 2,148.14 2,155.14 2,306.02 2,504.64 2,544.68 2,558.96 2,580.10 2,583.48 2,642.62 3,182.40 3,199.23 3,237.89
                  Vanguard Tommy Herron 4.4 2,480 2,519.90 2,524.90 2,526.90 2,561.28 2,564.80 2,577.94 2,665.88 2,672.26 2,719.26 2,722.26 3,122.34 3,146.76 3,147.20
                  UUP Walter Scott 3.2 1,806 2,326.98 2,328.98 2,329.98 2,341.36 2,395.98 2,512.24 2,539.66 2,556.22 2,568.98 2,568.98 2,614.12
                  Independent Unionist William Annon 3.9 2,192 2,248.62 2,252.62 2,254.62 2,293.76 2,298.14 2,306.52 2,455.56 2,465.62 2,517.46 2,528.46
                  SDLP Owen Adams 3.3 1,849 1,850.90 1,856.90 1,857.90 1,858.90 1,858.90 1,858.90 1,859.90 1,865.90 1,865.90
                  Vanguard Thomas Smith 2.3 1,332 1,343.40 1,343.40 1,343.40 1,384.78 1,385.78 1,390.78 1,444.16 1,445.16
                  Alliance Kate Condy 2.2 1,256 1,297.04 1,302.80 1,310.94 1,318.32 1,329.74 1,341.26 1,346.02
                  Independent Unionist Michael Brooks 1.7 983 1,063.56 1,064.56 1,065.56 1,082.56 1,086.94 1,096.70
                  UUP John McKeown 1.5 831 973.88 973.88 974.26 975.26 1,014.60
                  UUP Elsie Logan 0.7 394 573.36 575.36 575.36 579.36
                  Ulster Constitution Lindsay Mason 0.4 202 205.04 205.42 206.42
                  Independent Unionist Samuel Smyth 0.3 189 192.80 193.80 194.80
                  NI Labour John Coulthard 0.2 129 136.22 180.60
                  NI Labour William Gunning 0.2 107 110.42
                  Independent Sarah Hughes 0.1 19 19.38
                  Electorate: 80,421   Valid: 56,784   Spoilt: 917 (1.6%)   Quota: 8,113   Turnout: 57,701 (71.7%)

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