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Sinn Fein's Francie Molloy wins Mid Ulster by-election

Sinn Fein have held on to the Mid Ulster seat at Westminster left vacant by Martin McGuinness when he stepped down as MP at the end of last year.

Francie Molloy polled 17,462 votes (46.93%), which meant he won with a reduced majority.

Mr Molloy had been deputy speaker at the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Joint unionist candidate Nigel Lutton was second on 12,781 votes. The SDLP's Patsy McGlone polled 6,478, with the Alliance Party's Eric Bullick on 487.

  • 08 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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