Newry & Armagh

Parliamentary constituency
SF HOLD

Results

Sinn Fein
, with candidate Mickey Brady
, have the following results:
  • 20,488 total votes taken.
  • 41.1% share of the total vote
  • -0.9% change in share of the votes
Ulster Unionist Party
, with candidate Danny Kennedy
, have the following results:
  • 16,312 total votes taken.
  • 32.7% share of the total vote
  • +13.6% change in share of the votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party
, with candidate Justin McNulty
, have the following results:
  • 12,026 total votes taken.
  • 24.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes
Alliance Party
, with candidate Kate Nicholl
, have the following results:
  • 841 total votes taken.
  • 1.7% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Robert Rigby
, have the following results:
  • 210 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SF majority: 4,176 8.4%
Turnout
64.3%

Vote share

Party %
SF 41.1
UUP 32.7
SDLP 24.1
APNI 1.7
CON 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UUP
+13.6
SDLP
+0.7
APNI
+0.5
CON
+0.4
SF
-0.9

Latest updates Newry & Armagh

04.01.2016

13:13

Woman recovering after riding accident

A woman is recovering after being airlifted to hospital following a horse riding accident in County Down.

08.05.2015

13:55

NI general election night photos

A selection of images from general election night in Northern Ireland.
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.
05:43

'Endorsement of equality over austerity'

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Mickey Brady tweets, straight after winning the Newry and Armagh seat:

05:40

Result

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05:36

The numbers

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Mickey Brady, Sinn Féin 20,488

Danny Kennedy, UUP - 16,312

Justin McNulty, SDLP - 12,026

Kate Nicholl, Alliance Party - 841

Robert Rigby, Conservative Party - 210

05:32
Breaking

Brady retains seat

Mickey Brady is elected in Newry & Armagh.

05:21

Result coming soon

Newry Reporter
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Newry Reporter tweets that there will be a result very soon.

05:18

Sit down, stand up

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It's been a great night for the SNP who have swept all before them in Scotland - it's even led reporter Rick Faragher to declare he's afraid to stand up in case they take his seat too.

05:13

Turnout declared

Rick Faragher
BBC News NI
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50,276 votes cast in Newry-Armagh: 64.76% turnout.

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Constituency profile

This is a large constituency south of Belfast on the border with the Republic of Ireland. It is dominated by the two cities that give it its name. Armagh is home to the heads of the Catholic Church and Anglican Church of Ireland. Newry attained city status in 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee.

The estimated population of the constituency in 2013 was 115,000. The last census showed 66% were Catholic. Newry and Armagh has younger population than Northern Ireland as a whole.

Politically, a split nationalist vote enabled Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson to hold the constituency in the 1980s. But after resigning his seat in protest at the Anglo Irish Agreement in 1985 he failed to hold it in the subsequent by-election, losing out to Seamus Mallon, SDLP. He held the seat until his retirement in 2005. At the 2005 general election Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy took the seat.