East Antrim

Parliamentary constituency
DUP HOLD

Results

Democratic Unionist Party
, with candidate Sammy Wilson
, have the following results:
  • 12,103 total votes taken.
  • 36.1% share of the total vote
  • -9.7% change in share of the votes
Ulster Unionist Party
, with candidate Roy Beggs
, have the following results:
  • 6,308 total votes taken.
  • 18.8% share of the total vote
  • -4.8% change in share of the votes
Alliance Party
, with candidate Stewart Dickson
, have the following results:
  • 5,021 total votes taken.
  • 15.0% share of the total vote
  • +3.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Noel Jordan
, have the following results:
  • 3,660 total votes taken.
  • 10.9% share of the total vote
  • +10.9% change in share of the votes
Sinn Fein
, with candidate Oliver McMullan
, have the following results:
  • 2,314 total votes taken.
  • 6.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
Traditional Unionist Voice
, with candidate Ruth Wilson
, have the following results:
  • 1,903 total votes taken.
  • 5.7% share of the total vote
  • -0.3% change in share of the votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party
, with candidate Margaret Anne McKillop
, have the following results:
  • 1,639 total votes taken.
  • 4.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.7% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Alex Wilson
, have the following results:
  • 549 total votes taken.
  • 1.6% share of the total vote
  • +1.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

DUP majority: 5,795 17.3%
Turnout
53.3%

Vote share

Party %
DUP 36.1
UUP 18.8
APNI 15.0
UKIP 10.9
SF 6.9
TUV 5.7

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+10.9
APNI
+3.9
SF
+0.1
TUV
-0.3
UUP
-4.8
DUP
-9.7

Latest updates East Antrim

06.05.2016

15:10

East Antrim

David Hilditch is over the line - he's held the seat since 1998.

11.08.2015

17:23

Sammy Wilson MLA replacement named

Larne councillor Gordon Lyons is selected by the DUP to replace Sammy Wilson as an assembly member for East Antrim.

04.08.2015

18:37

Sammy Wilson to step down as MLA

Former finance minister Sammy Wilson is leaving the assembly to concentrate on his job as an MP.

03.08.2015

19:28

Sammy Wilson to step down as MLA

Former finance minister Sammy Wilson is leaving the assembly to concentrate on his job as an MP.

08.05.2015

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.
03:15

Wilson says DUP will use influence to improve lives

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Sammy Wilson says the DUP will use what leverage it has in Westminster to improve lives in Northern Ireland and to strengthen the union.

02:31

The numbers

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Sammy Wilson, DUP - 12,103

Roy Beggs, UUP - 6,308

Stewart Dickson, Alliance Party - 5,021

Noel Jordan, UKIP - 3,660

Oliver McMullan, Sinn Féin - 2,314

Ruth Wilson, TUV - 1,903

Margaret Anne McKillop, SDLP - 1,639

Alex Wilson, Conservative Party - 549

02:29
Breaking

Wilson retains seat

The DUP's Sammy Wilson elected in East Antrim with 12,103 votes.

02:26

Polling well

Ciara Riddell
BBC News NI
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Indications are that Sammy Wilson of the DUP has polled well but that his vote may be down from last time.

01:56

Turnout stats

Ciara Riddell
BBC News NI
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East Antrim turnout: Eligible voters 62811, total votes polled 33688, percentage turnout 53.63%.

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Constituency profile

This largely urban constituency nestles on the north eastern coast of Northern Ireland between the Antrim Hills and Belfast Lough. It is dominated by the port of Larne, one of the busiest sea ports in the UK. The other main town is Carrickfergus, which has rebuilt its tourism sector over the years. There is a new marina alongside the Norman castle, one of Northern Ireland's historical attractions.

According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, the estimated population of East Antrim in 2013 was almost 90,000. It has an older population profile, compared to Northern Ireland as a whole.

At the last census, 70% of people said they were Protestant or other non-Catholic Christian. The MP since 2005 has been Sammy Wilson of the Democratic Unionist Party. In that election, he defeated Roy Beggs of the Ulster Unionist Party, who had held the seat since it was created in 1983.