Belfast East

Parliamentary constituency
DUP GAIN FROM APNI

Results

Democratic Unionist Party
, with candidate Gavin Robinson
, have the following results:
  • 19,575 total votes taken.
  • 49.3% share of the total vote
  • +16.5% change in share of the votes
Alliance Party
, with candidate Naomi Long
, have the following results:
  • 16,978 total votes taken.
  • 42.8% share of the total vote
  • +5.6% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Neil Wilson
, have the following results:
  • 1,121 total votes taken.
  • 2.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Ross Brown
, have the following results:
  • 1,058 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.7% change in share of the votes
Sinn Fein
, with candidate Niall Ó Donnghaile
, have the following results:
  • 823 total votes taken.
  • 2.1% share of the total vote
  • -0.3% change in share of the votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party
, with candidate Mary Muldoon
, have the following results:
  • 127 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

DUP majority: 2,597 6.5%
Turnout
62.8%

Vote share

Party %
DUP 49.3
APNI 42.8
CON 2.8
GRN 2.7
SF 2.1
SDLP 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
DUP
+16.5
APNI
+5.6
CON
+2.8
GRN
+2.7
SF
-0.3
SDLP
-0.7

Latest updates Belfast East

23.05.2016

19:30

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07.05.2016

17:25

DUP largest in NI as assembly count ends

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) remains the largest in Northern Ireland after all 108 seats in the assembly were declared.

28.11.2015

09:53

Stun gun and firearm seized

Police seize a stun gun and a firearm, thought to be a blank firing pistol, at a house in east Belfast.

28.08.2015

18:34

Court confirms Avoniel school closure

An east Belfast school at the centre of a legal row will close, the High Court has ruled.
12:00

Court confirms Avoniel school closure

An east Belfast school at the centre of a legal row will close, the High Court has ruled.

13.05.2015

18:24

NI's new MPs arrive at Westminster

Stephen Walker joins three of Northern Ireland's new MPs as they arrive in Westminster for the first time since being elected

08.05.2015

16:49

Gavin Robinson speech 'disgraceful'

The brother of DUP MP Ian Paisley criticises an acceptance speech by the party's Gavin Robinson after he takes the East Belfast seat in the general election.
16:20

Long: "What DUP do never shocks me"

Naomi Long of the Alliance Party has been giving her reaction after she lost her East Belfast Westminster seat.
15:55

Election night turns up NI surprises

The election in Northern Ireland turned up a few surprises and they were to the benefit of the Ulster Unionist Party which secured two seats at Westminster.
10:27

SF loses Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Sinn Féin loses Fermanagh and South Tyrone to the Ulster Unionists as all 18 Westminster seats in Northern Ireland are declared.
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Constituency profile

This constituency was once a world leader in shipbuilding. It was home to Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built. Huge redevelopment has been taking place around the Titanic quarter; its centrepieces are the Titanic centre and the Odyssey. With government buildings, engineering and the city airport within the constituency, unemployment is usually lower than in other parts of Belfast. The health of Bombardier aerospace is of vital importance to the constituency.

The estimated population of east Belfast in 2013 was 93,000 with more than 61% employed. The constituency contains Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly.The seat is predominantly Protestant, with less than 13% of residents identifying themselves as Catholic.

This seat is held by Alliance's Naomi Long, who took it from DUP leader and Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson in the most dramatic upset of the 2010 election in Northern Ireland. Mr Robinson had held the seat since 1979.