Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Assembly constituency)


Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Irish: Fear Manach agus Tír Eoghain Theas, Ulster Scots: Fermanay an Sooth Owenslann) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
Fermanagh and South Tyrone shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created1973
Seats5 (2017–)
6 (1996–2016)
MLAs
DistrictsFermanagh and Omagh District Council

It was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election in 1973, which elected the then Northern Ireland Assembly. It usually shares boundaries with the Fermanagh and South Tyrone UK Parliament constituency. However, the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1983 to 1986 (because 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 Fermanagh and South Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency).

Members


Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1973 5 seats
1996-1998
Thomas Daly
(SDLP)
Austin Currie
(SDLP)
Harry West
(UUP)
John Taylor
(UUP)
Ernest Baird
(Vanguard)
1975 John McKay
(UUP)
1982 Owen Carron
(Sinn Féin)
Ken Maginnis
(UUP)
Raymond Ferguson
(UUP)
Ivan Foster
(DUP)
1996 Gerry McHugh
(Sinn Féin)
Tommy Gallagher
(SDLP)
Sam Foster
(UUP)
Maurice Morrow
(DUP)
1998 Michelle Gildernew
(Sinn Féin)
Joan Carson
(UUP)
2003 Tom O'Reilly
(Sinn Féin)
Tom Elliott
(UUP)
Arlene Foster
(UUP/
DUP)
2007 Gerry McHugh
(Sinn Féin)
2011 Seán Lynch
(Sinn Féin)
Phil Flanagan
(Sinn Féin)
July 2012
co-option
Bronwyn McGahan
(Sinn Féin)
June 2015
co-option
Neil Somerville
(UUP)
January 2016
co-option
Alastair Patterson
(UUP)
2016 Michelle Gildernew
(Sinn Féin)
Richie McPhillips
(SDLP)
Rosemary Barton
(UUP)
2017 Jemma Dolan
(Sinn Féin)
5 seats
2017-present
June 2017
co-option
Colm Gildernew
(Sinn Féin)

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: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 seats[1]
PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4
DUP Arlene Foster 16.2 8,479 8,745
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 15.3 7,987 8,228 9,385
Sinn Féin Jemma Dolan 14.9 7,767 8,023 8,928
UUP Rosemary Barton 11.6 6,060 6,863 8,334 8,442
Sinn Féin Seán Lynch 12.0 6,254 6,338 7,174 7,717
DUP Maurice Morrow 13.6 7,102 7,332 7,405 7,411
SDLP Richie McPhillips 9.8 5,134 6,276
Alliance Noreen Campbell 2.8 1,437
TUV Alex Elliott 1.5 780
Labour Alternative Donal Ó Cófaigh 1.2 643
Green (NI) Tanya Jones 1.1 550
NI Conservatives Richard Dunn 0.1 70
Electorate: 73,100   Valid: 52,263   Spoilt: 812 (1.53%)   Quota: 8,711   Turnout: 72.61%
    2016
    2016 Assembly election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
    PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7
    DUP Arlene Foster 18.7 8,801
    DUP Maurice Morrow 14.1 6,602 8,072.85
    Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 14.0 6,614 6,625.73 6,628.37 6,838.37
    UUP Rosemary Barton 6.4 3,018 3,302.74 3,973.08 4,750.48 4,759.94 7,659.94
    Sinn Féin Seán Lynch 10.1 4,782 4,784.07 4,784.95 4,845.56 6,551.02 6,557.81 6,565.81
    SDLP Richie McPhillips 8.5 4,014 4,032.63 4,049.35 4,653.84 4,823.53 5,205.63 6,107.23
    Sinn Féin John Feely 8.5 4,002 4,003.15 4,004.25 4,088.08 5,581.91 5,585.57 5,590.37
    UUP Alastair Patterson 6.4 3,010 3,140.41 3,563.25 4,205.18 4,207.18
    Sinn Féin Phil Flanagan 7.3 3,449 3,452.45 3,452.67 3,510.97
    TUV Donald Crawford 2.5 1,164 1,223.11 1,381.95
    Green (NI) Tanya Jones 1.9 897 908.73 919.73
    Alliance Kerri Blyberg 1.1 539 545.21 552.91
    NI Labour Damien Harris 0.6 285 287.07 290.37
    Electorate: 74,257   Valid: 47,177   Spoilt: 757   Quota: 6,740   Turnout: 47,934 (64.55%)
      2011
      2011 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
      PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6
      Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 19.0 9,110
      UUP Tom Elliott 14.4 6,896
      DUP Arlene Foster 14.3 6,876
      DUP Maurice Morrow 10.1 4,844 4,849.46 4,910.98 5,324.24 7,229.24
      Sinn Féin Seán Lynch 10.7 5,146 6,247.10 6,278.52 6,469.00 6,475.04 6,476.04
      Sinn Féin Phil Flanagan 10.6 5,082 5,781.66 5,799.00 6,109.20 6,127.72 6,136.72
      SDLP Tommy Gallagher 9.6 4,606 4,947.64 5,304.08 5,639.22 5,940.74 6,074.74
      UUP Kenny Donaldson 4.9 2,366 2,368.60 2,525.86 3,200.64
      TUV Alex Elliott 2.6 1,231 1,231.78 1,249.78
      Independent Pat Cox 2.1 997 1,049 1,104.78
      Alliance Hannah Su 1.8 845 871.78
      Electorate: 70,985   Valid: 47,999   Spoilt: 950   Quota: 6,858   Turnout: 48,949 (68.96%)
        2007
        2007 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
        PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8
        DUP Arlene Foster 15.4 7,138
        Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 15.1 7,026
        UUP Tom Elliott 14.2 6,603 6,680.42
        SDLP Tommy Gallagher 9.6 4,440 4,441.54 4,463.64 4,464.28 4,466.32 4,769.34 6,640
        DUP Maurice Morrow 10.1 4,700 5,098.23 5,098.58 5,120.18 5,304.03 5,333.26 5,345.57 7,013.57
        Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 11.0 5,103 5,103 5,277.10 5,277.10 5,278.25 5,665.80 5,747.25 5,776.64
        Sinn Féin Seán Lynch 10.1 4,704 4,704.42 4,819.92 4,819.96 4,821.96 5,066.91 5,139.16 5,188.38
        UUP Kenny Donaldson 5.4 2,531 2544.09 2544.44 2563.52 2676.46 2823.64 2887.01
        SDLP Vincent Currie 4.4 2,043 2043.56 2065.26 2065.34 2069.46 2260.76
        Independent Republican Gerry McGeough 1.8 814 814 824.80 824.80 826.80
        Alliance Allan Leonard 1.1 521 521.49 522.79 522.83 535.94
        Republican Sinn Féin Michael McManus 0.9 431 431.21 432.36 432.40 432.40
        UK Unionist Robert McCartney 0.8 388 393.39 393.64 395
        Electorate: 65,826   Valid: 46,442   Spoilt: 403   Quota: 6,636   Turnout: 46,845 (71.1%)
          2003
          2003 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
          PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8
          UUP Tom Elliott 13.4 6,181 6,284 7,372
          SDLP Tommy Gallagher 10.3 4,735 4,984 5,003 5,034.95 7,359.95
          Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 14.1 6,489 6,562 6,565 6,565 6,719
          UUP Arlene Foster 10.7 4,938 5,004 5,868 6,564.51 6,599.51
          DUP Maurice Morrow 12.0 5,536 5,546 5,670 5,684.20 5,689.91 8,669.91
          Sinn Féin Tom O'Reilly 10.9 5,019 5,049 5,051 5,051 5,143 5,152 5,240 5,473.64
          Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 9.5 4,393 4,432 4,436 4,436 4,594 4,602.71 4,691.71 5,211.50
          DUP Bert Johnston 6.7 3,094 3,113 3,133 3,139.39 3,162.81
          SDLP Frank Britton 6.0 2,772 2,978 2,994 3,011.75
          UUP Robert Mulligan 4.6 2,110 2,149
          NI Women's Coalition Eithne McNulty 1.4 650
          Alliance Linda Cleland 0.5 243
          Electorate: 64,336   Valid: 46,160   Spoilt: 713   Quota: 6,595   Turnout: 46,873 (72.9%)
            1998
            1998 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
            PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10
            SDLP Tommy Gallagher 15.9 8,135
            UUP Sam Foster 10.9 5,589 5,686 5,690.20 5,859.90 7,494.90
            Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 10.7 5,459 5,481 5,576 5,886 5,899.30 5,914.50 9,096.50
            Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 9.2 4,703 4,712 4,755.30 4,893.60 4,894.60 4,896.60 5,168.80 6,894.55 8,501.55
            DUP Maurice Morrow 7.8 3,987 3,999 4,001.80 4,011.10 4,097.10 6,522.30 6,525.60 6,527.37 6,595.06 6,627.06
            UUP Joan Carson 8.6 4,400 4,480 4,482.70 4,619.30 5,253.80 5,495.20 5,497.60 5,498.19 6,141.32 6,582.32
            UK Unionist Jim Dixon 8.3 4,262 4,268 4,268.50 4,299.80 4,365.90 4,879 4,883.10 4,884.28 4,957.84 5,000.84
            SDLP Olive Mullen 5.6 2,872 2,962 3,485.40 4,302.70 4,338.10 4,352.40 4,482.30 4,548.38
            Sinn Féin Pat Treanor 7.0 3,552 3,559 3,585 3,707.70 3,711.30 3,711.30
            DUP Bert Johnston 6.1 3,095 3,102 3,103.30 3,119.90 3,309.20
            UUP Bertie Kerr 5.1 2,583 2,633 2,636.70 2,720
            NI Women's Coalition Marie Crawley 3.4 1,729 1,982 2,071.30
            Alliance Stephen Farry 1.2 614
            Natural Law Simeon Gillan 0.1 63
            Electorate: 65,383   Valid: 46,160   Spoilt: 880   Quota: 6,595   Turnout: 51,923 (79.4%)

              1996 Forum

              Successful candidates are shown in bold.[2]

              Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
              UUP Ken Maginnis
              Sam Foster
              Joan Carson
              Bertie Kerr
              15,542 32.3
              Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh
              Michelle Gildernew
              Robin Martin
              Vincent Kelly
              Pat Trainor
              11,666 24.2
              SDLP Tommy Gallagher
              Anthony McGonnell
              Anne McQuillan
              Vincent Currie
              Mary Flanagan
              10,399 21.6
              DUP Maurice Morrow
              Joseph Dodds
              6,589 13.7
              Alliance Stephen Farry
              Julie Greaves
              831 1.7
              UK Unionist Muriel Boston
              Robert Peden
              468 1.0
              Ulster Democratic Raymond Gilliland
              Paul Longman
              464 1.0
              NI Women's Coalition Roisin Keenan
              Audrey Johnston
              Florence Ellis
              461 1.0
              PUP Tracy Gould
              Paul Ferguson
              410 0.9
              Labour coalition Ciaran Molloy
              Patrick Mulholland
              Nigel Cooke
              297 0.6
              Green (NI) Roy Hadden
              Roy Johnston
              Peg Alexander
              208 0.4
              Workers' Party Tommy Owens
              Marian Donnelly
              199 0.4
              Ulster Independence Simon Dilworth
              Stuart Boyd
              189 0.4
              Democratic Left Gerry Cullen
              Doris Wray
              128 0.3
              Independent McMullan Philip McClinchey
              Ann McDermott
              118 0.2
              NI Conservatives William Quin
              Eric Milligan
              113 0.2
              Independent Chambers William Chambers
              May Blayney
              36 0.1
              Natural Law Charles Cunningham
              Simeon Gillen
              Peter Lavery
              23 0.0

              1982

              1982 Assembly election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 seats
              PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9Count 10
              Sinn Féin Owen Carron 23.7% 14,025
              UUP Ken Maginnis 17.1% 10,117
              UUP Raymond Ferguson 9.9% 5,877 5,885 6,216 6,268 6,966 6,976 9,403 9,921
              SDLP Austin Currie 11.5% 6,800 7,093 7,259 7,717 7,758 8,374 9,403 8,383 12,402
              DUP Ivan Foster 7.3% 4,324 4,328 4,342 4,350 4,956 4,957 5,142 8,070 8,114 8,145
              Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 4.6% 2,700 6,096 6,108 6,414 6,427 6,528 6,537 6,540 6,848 7,603
              SDLP Joseph Maguire 4.9% 2,912 3,060 3,168 3,451 3,458 5,179 5,196 5,202
              DUP Bert Johnston 5.0% 2,965 2,966 2,986 2,990 3,336 3,337 3,559
              UUP Cecil Noble 4.4% 2,597 2,602 2,684 2,706 2,964 2,970
              SDLP Fergus McQuillan 3.9% 2,288 2,400 2,448 2,634 2,634
              UUUP Ernest Baird 3.4% 2,010 2,012 2,041 2,050
              Workers' Party Tommy Owens 2.4% 1,394 1,481 1,724
              Alliance John Haslett 2.0% 1,171 1,177
              Electorate: 73,930   Valid: 59,180   Spoilt: 2,171 (3.54%)   Quota: 9,864   Turnout: 82.99%

                1975

                1975 Constitutional Convention: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 seats
                PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7Count 8Count 9
                UUP Harry West 24.4 12,922
                SDLP Austin Currie 18.8 9,984
                Vanguard Ernie Baird 15.2 8,067 9,706.28
                SDLP Thomas Daly 13.5 7,145 7,147.79 8,063.98 8,063.98 8,103.66 8,708.95 9,322.95
                UUP John McKay 6.0 3,194 5,111.66 5,113.20 5,487.12 5,817.15 5,825.75 6,365.48 6,376.26 9,836.48
                SDLP Thomas Murray 7.8 4,143 4,153.85 4,239.54 4,239.86 4,254.62 4,559.72 4,741.67 5,108.19 5,123.19
                DUP David Calvert 6.4 3,389 3,636.07 3.636.51 4,052.99 4,212.20 4,213.45 4,485.99 4,496.77
                Alliance Bill Barbour 2.8 1,464 1,492.21 1,506.07 1,514.71 2,179.70 2,261.51
                Republican Clubs Eugene Lyttle 2.8 1,501 1,503.48 1,547.15 1,548.11 1,594.83
                Unionist Party NI George Cathcart 2.3 1,245 1,358.15 1,359.80 1,392.60
                Electorate: 70,344   Valid: 53,054   Spoilt: 2,122 (3.8%)   Quota: 8,843   Turnout: 55,176 (78.4%)

                  Note: Ernie Baird, David Calvert, John McKay and Harry West were all UUUC-endorsed candidates.

                  1973

                  1973 Assembly election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 seats
                  PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2Count 3Count 4Count 5Count 6Count 7
                  SDLP Austin Currie 19.4 11,016
                  Vanguard Ernest Baird 14.9 8,456 8,517 8,517.56 10,081.56
                  UUP John Taylor 14.8 8,410 8,469 8,469.70 8,712.84 9,131.88 9,338.80 9,779.80
                  SDLP Thomas Daly 13.2 7,511 7,552 8,324.80 8,329.08 8,329.08 8,694.22 9,360.50
                  UUP Harry West 14.4 8,198 8,252 8,252.84 8,336.84 8,491.40 8,674.02 9,084.44
                  SDLP David McQuillan 7.2 4,074 4,080 4,558.80 4,558.80 4,559.28 4,792.98 5,175.92
                  Republican Clubs James McQuaid 5.1 2,923 2,930 3,046.62 3,049.76 3,050.24 3,109.64 3,561.40
                  Independent Jack Hassard 3.5 2,008 2,068 2,190.36 2,209.36 2,219.92 3,076.86
                  Alliance Patrick Reimill 3.4 1,960 2,028 2,050.40 2,067.54 2,070.90
                  DUP William Mitchell 3.5 1,974 1,992 1,992.98
                  Independent David Brien 0.7 396
                  Electorate: 68,733   Valid: 56,926   Spoilt: 1,222   Quota: 9,488   Turnout: 58,148 (84.6%)

                    Note: Austin Currie, John Taylor and Harry West were all members of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland when it was prorogued in 1972.

                    References


                    1. "Statement of Persons Nominated". EONI. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
                    2. 1996 Candidates – Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Northern Ireland Elections