Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention

The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention (NICC) was an elected body set up in 1975 by the United Kingdom Labour government of Harold Wilson as an attempt to deal with constitutional issues surrounding the status of Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention
 1973 1 May 1975 1982 

All 78 seats to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention
40 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Harry West Gerry Fitt William Craig
Party UUP SDLP Vanguard
Leader since 22 January 1974 21 August 1970 9 February 1972
Leader's seat Fermanagh and South Tyrone Belfast North Belfast East
Last election 31 seats, 35.8% 19 seats, 22.1% 7 seats, 11.5%
Seats won 19 17 14
Seat change 12 2 7
Popular vote 167,214 156,049 83,507
Percentage 25.4% 23.7% 12.7%
Swing 10.4% 1.6% 1.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Ian Paisley Oliver Napier Brian Faulkner
Party DUP Alliance Unionist Party NI
Leader since September 1971 1972 September 1974
Leader's seat North Antrim Belfast East South Down
Last election 8 seats, 10.8% 8 seats, 9.2% Did not stand
Seats won 12 8 5
Seat change 4 5
Popular vote 97,073 64,657 50,891
Percentage 14.8% 9.8% 7.7%
Swing 4.0% 0.6% n/a

  Seventh party
 
Leader None
Party NI Labour
Leader since n/a
Leader's seat None
Last election 1 seat, 2.6%
Seats won 1
Seat change
Popular vote 9,102
Percentage 1.4%
Swing 1.2%

Percentage of seats gained by each of the party.

Chief Executive before election

Brian Faulkner

Chief Executive after election

None