Northern Ireland Results

Northern Ireland Assembly Results
Party Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin SDLP Ulster Unionist Party Alliance Party Other
Seats 28 27 12 10 8 5

After 90 of 90 seats About these resultsResults in full

Latest headlines

  1. Overall turnout: 64.8%
  2. Counting complete in all 18 constituencies
  3. DUP remain largest party, but only one seat ahead of Sinn Féin
  4. Sinn Féin first preference vote share rises by almost 4 percentage points

Elected Members of the Legislative Assembly

5 out of 5 constituency seats

  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Alliance Party
  • Ulster Unionist Party
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Ulster Unionist Party

Results

Quota: 6,238
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate David Hilditch Status Elected Stage 3 First Preference Votes 6,000 First Preference Votes Share 16.0%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Roy Beggs Status Elected Stage 6 First Preference Votes 5,121 First Preference Votes Share 13.7%
Party Alliance Party Candidate Stewart Dickson Status Elected Stage 6 First Preference Votes 4,179 First Preference Votes Share 11.2%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Gordon Lyons Status Elected Stage 8 First Preference Votes 3,851 First Preference Votes Share 10.3%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Oliver McMullan Status Eliminated Stage 9 First Preference Votes 3,701 First Preference Votes Share 9.9%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate John Stewart Status Elected Stage 9 First Preference Votes 3,377 First Preference Votes Share 9.0%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Stephen Ross Status Eliminated Stage 7 First Preference Votes 3,313 First Preference Votes Share 8.9%
Party Alliance Party Candidate Danny Donnelly Status Eliminated Stage 5 First Preference Votes 1,817 First Preference Votes Share 4.9%
Party UKIP Candidate Noel Jordan Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 1,579 First Preference Votes Share 4.2%
Party Traditional Unionist Voice Candidate Ruth Wilson Status Eliminated Stage 2 First Preference Votes 1,534 First Preference Votes Share 4.1%
Party SDLP Candidate Margaret McKillop Status Eliminated Stage 3 First Preference Votes 1,524 First Preference Votes Share 4.1%
Party Green Party Candidate Dawn Patterson Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 777 First Preference Votes Share 2.1%
Party Cross Community Labour Alternative Candidate Conor Sheridan Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 393 First Preference Votes Share 1.1%
Party Conservatives Candidate Alan Dunlop Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 152 First Preference Votes Share 0.4%
Party Independent Candidate Ricky Best Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 106 First Preference Votes Share 0.3%

Turnout

Turnout

60.1%

First preference vote share

Party %
Democratic Unionist Party 35.2
Ulster Unionist Party 22.7
Alliance Party 16.0
Sinn Féin 9.9
UKIP 4.2
OTHERS 12.0

First preference vote share change since 2016

−%
+%
Ulster Unionist Party
+2.5
Sinn Féin
+1.8
Alliance Party
+1.4
Democratic Unionist Party
−0.9
Other
−2.1

Latest updates

That's all folks, goodnight

NI Assembly election

Well it's been a long, but very exciting, day here on our election results live page. All 90 seats have now been filled.

Count
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There'll be another live page tomorrow with a round-up of reaction from 09:00. Meantime, we're off to get some well-deserved sleep. Goodnight. 💤😴

Six seats left, and it's not even midnight

NI Assembly election

Its shaping up to be the closest Assembly election in history. There's only six seats left to declare and we're hoping it won't be too long before it's over. (We're crossing everything, here)

Bird's eye view
Press Eye

We can't quite believe it - but there are only 15 more seats to fill

NI Assembly

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It's all wrapped up in East Antrim

East Antrim

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Here's how things are looking

NI Assembly

Phew! Things are moving very fast here, so let's pause and see how the parties are doing...

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State of play: Done and dusted in four

Four constituencies have declared:

  • East Antrim
  • Fermanagh & South Tyrone
  • Newry & Armagh
  • Belfast West

53 seats declared out of 90. 14 constituencies to complete.

Mellow yellow in the Alliance camp

East Antrim

Alliance candidate Stewart Dickson was a happy man after retaining his seat in the East Antrim constituency. 

Stewart Dickson with Alliance colleagues
Pacemaker
Stewart Dickson and David Ford
Pacemaker

 He also shared a warm handshake with former leader David Ford.  

Elected MLAs

6 out of 6 constituency seats

  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Ulster Unionist Party
  • Alliance Party
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Sinn Féin