Lagan Valley

Parliamentary constituency
DUP HOLD

Results

Democratic Unionist Party
, with candidate Jeffrey Donaldson
, have the following results:
  • 19,055 total votes taken.
  • 47.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.9% change in share of the votes
Ulster Unionist Party
, with candidate Alexander Redpath
, have the following results:
  • 6,055 total votes taken.
  • 15.2% share of the total vote
  • -5.9% change in share of the votes
Alliance Party
, with candidate Trevor Lunn
, have the following results:
  • 5,544 total votes taken.
  • 13.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party
, with candidate Pat Catney
, have the following results:
  • 2,500 total votes taken.
  • 6.3% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Alan Love
, have the following results:
  • 2,200 total votes taken.
  • 5.5% share of the total vote
  • +5.5% change in share of the votes
Traditional Unionist Voice
, with candidate Samuel Morrison
, have the following results:
  • 1,887 total votes taken.
  • 4.7% share of the total vote
  • -3.9% change in share of the votes
Sinn Fein
, with candidate Jacqui McGeough
, have the following results:
  • 1,144 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.1% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Jonny Orr
, have the following results:
  • 756 total votes taken.
  • 1.9% share of the total vote
  • +1.9% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Helen Osborne
, have the following results:
  • 654 total votes taken.
  • 1.6% share of the total vote
  • +1.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

DUP majority: 13,000 32.7%
Turnout
55.9%

Vote share

Party %
DUP 47.9
UUP 15.2
APNI 13.9
SDLP 6.3
UKIP 5.5
TUV 4.7

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+5.5
APNI
+2.5
SDLP
+1.3
DUP
-1.9
TUV
-3.9
UUP
-5.9

Latest updates Lagan Valley

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.

06.05.2016

21:22

Lagan Valley

Newly elected UUP MLA Robbie Butler says today is the start of a new career...

18:53

South Down/Lagan Valley

It's just too long a wait for everyone at the count in Lisburn, says BBC News NI's Julian O'Neill.

So far, we have just one MLA elected in South Down and one in Lagan Valley. Jonathan Craig of the DUP could potentially lose out.

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.
02:20

A special place

Chris Thornton
BBC News NI
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Defeated SDLP candidate Pat Catney congratulates Jeffrey Donaldson and says Lagan Valley is a special place.

01:45

Winning MP hoisted

Chris Thornton
BBC News NI
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Winning MP Jeffrey Donaldson is hoisted by the DUP team

01:34
Ciaran McCauley
BBC News NI
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It took just over three hours, but we have an MP - and congrats to Lagan Valley for winning the declaration race. Their counters get bragging rights for the next five years.

Right, that's just the first - it shouldn't be too long before we have a few more declarations.

01:32

Result snapshot

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How the vote looks in Lagan Valley.

01:27

Result in numbers

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Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP - 19,055

Alexander Redpath, UUP - 6,055

Trevor Lunn, Alliance - 5,544

Alan Love, UKIP - 2,200

Samuel Morrison, TUV - 1,887

Jacqui McHeough, Sinn Féin - 1,144

Jonny Orr, Independent - 756

Helen Osborne, Conservative Party - 654

01:25

Fizz at the ready

Chris Thornton
BBC News NI
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Champagne glasses at the ready in Lagan Valley

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Constituency profile

The core of the constituency is Lisburn, a busy retail centre, granted city status in 2002. Local attractions include Hillsborough Castle and the Lagan Valley itself, which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A major issue is a planning row over a proposed John Lewis store at Sprucefield, on the edge of the city.

The estimated population of Lagan Valley in 2013 was about 103,000. According to the last census, it was predominantly Protestant or other non-Catholic Christian (72%). Only 3.5% are unemployed and levels of deprivation are relatively low.

The constituency has consistently returned high-profile MPs to Westminster. The seat was represented by Ulster Unionist leader Jim Molyneaux from 1983 to 1997. Then, the former assistant to Enoch Powell in Down South, Jeffrey Donaldson, won the seat. He subsequently left the Ulster Unionists and in 2005, successfully ran as a DUP candidate for the first time.