Upper Bann

Parliamentary constituency
DUP HOLD

Results

Democratic Unionist Party
, with candidate David Simpson
, have the following results:
  • 15,430 total votes taken.
  • 32.7% share of the total vote
  • -1.2% change in share of the votes
Ulster Unionist Party
, with candidate Jo-Anne Dobson
, have the following results:
  • 13,166 total votes taken.
  • 27.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Sinn Fein
, with candidate Catherine Seeley
, have the following results:
  • 11,593 total votes taken.
  • 24.6% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party
, with candidate Dolores Kelly
, have the following results:
  • 4,238 total votes taken.
  • 9.0% share of the total vote
  • -3.8% change in share of the votes
Alliance Party
, with candidate Peter Lavery
, have the following results:
  • 1,780 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • +0.8% change in share of the votes
Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol
, with candidate Martin Kelly
, have the following results:
  • 460 total votes taken.
  • 1.0% share of the total vote
  • +1.0% change in share of the votes
Workers Party
, with candidate Damien Harte
, have the following results:
  • 351 total votes taken.
  • 0.7% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Amandeep Bhogal
, have the following results:
  • 201 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

DUP majority: 2,264 4.8%
Turnout
59.0%

Vote share

Party %
DUP 32.7
UUP 27.9
SF 24.6
SDLP 9.0
APNI 3.8
CSA 1.0

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UUP
+2.2
CSA
+1.0
APNI
+0.8
SF
-0.2
DUP
-1.2
SDLP
-3.8

Latest updates Upper Bann

07.05.2016

17:04

Upper Bann

conor macauley@TVconormac

Generous round of applause from all candidates for UUP MLA Doug Beattie missing from Upper Bann declaration due to bereavement #ae16

4:01 PM – 7 May 16
16:45

The final seats declared

06.05.2016

23:25

Upper Bann

It'll be transfer-tastic in Upper Bann tomorrow. Watch this space...

25.09.2015

15:34

By-election call as complaint upheld

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt calls for a by-election in Upper Bann after a press standards body rules voters were misled about a poll.

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.
02:38

Kelly: 'People fed up'

Lurgan Mail
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Dolores Kelly says DUP and Sinn Féin ensured "an election that has been orange and green" and that people are "fed up with the whole lot of us".

02:28

Cannabis party up the poll

Rick Faragher
BBC News NI
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The Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol Party got 460 votes in Upper Bann - more than the Conservatives and Workers Party.

02:23

The numbers

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David Simpson, DUP - 15,430

Jo-Anne Dobson, UUP - 13,166

Catherine Seeley, Sinn Féin - 11,593

Dolores Kelly, SDLP - 4,238

Peter Lavery, Alliance Party - 1,780

Martin Kelly, Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol - 460

Damien Harte, Workers Party - 351

Amandeep Bhogal, Conservative Party - 201

02:18
Breaking

Simpson wins

Rick Faragher
BBC News NI

David Simpson is elected in Upper Bann.

02:14

Declaration soon

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It's raining results and it looks like we'll have another one soon - Upper Bann is imminent.

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Constituency profile

This seat is in the middle of Northern Ireland, south of Lough Neagh. Its main towns are Lurgan, Portadown and Craigavon, where there is a strong manufacturing sector.The biggest tourist attractions are Lough Neagh and Oxford Island Nature Reserve.

The estimated population of Upper Bann in 2013 was almost 121,000 - the highest population in a constituency in Northern Ireland. At the last census, 44% said they were Catholic and almost 50% said they were Protestant and other non-Catholic Christian. Just over 59% were employed.The constituency has seen some of the worst violence of the Troubles.

Politically, the constituency was created in 1983 and first held by Ulster Unionist Harold McCusker. He was succeeded in a by-election by David Trimble, who went on to lead the Ulster Unionists. However, in the 2005 general election Mr Trimble was beaten by the DUP's David Simpson. Mr Simpson retained his seat in 2010.