The first elections for the new power sharing Assembly were held in June 1973.
The results were as follows:
|Party||Pro- or Anti- Power-sharing||Percentage of vote (%)||Number of seats won|
|SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party)||Pro||22.1||19|
|APNI (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland)||Pro||9.2||8|
|NILP (Northern Ireland Labour Party)||Pro||2.6||1|
The results showed that: