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

  • Independent
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • SDLP
  • Sinn Féin

Results

Quota: 6,979
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Caoimhe Archibald Status Elected Stage 12 First Preference Votes 5,851 First Preference Votes Share 14.0%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Maurice Bradley Status Elected Stage 9 First Preference Votes 5,444 First Preference Votes Share 13.0%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Cathal Ó hOisín Status Eliminated Stage 12 First Preference Votes 4,953 First Preference Votes Share 11.8%
Party Independent Candidate Claire Sugden Status Elected Stage 8 First Preference Votes 4,918 First Preference Votes Share 11.7%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate George Robinson Status Elected Stage 9 First Preference Votes 4,715 First Preference Votes Share 11.3%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Adrian McQuillan Status Eliminated Stage 8 First Preference Votes 3,881 First Preference Votes Share 9.3%
Party SDLP Candidate John Dallat Status Elected Stage 12 First Preference Votes 3,319 First Preference Votes Share 7.9%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate William McCandless Status Eliminated Stage 7 First Preference Votes 2,814 First Preference Votes Share 6.7%
Party Alliance Party Candidate Chris McCaw Status Eliminated Stage 6 First Preference Votes 1,841 First Preference Votes Share 4.4%
Party Independent Candidate Gerry Mullan Status Eliminated Stage 5 First Preference Votes 1,204 First Preference Votes Share 2.9%
Party Traditional Unionist Voice Candidate Jordan Armstrong Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 1,038 First Preference Votes Share 2.5%
Party Progressive Unionist Party of NI Candidate Russell Watton Status Eliminated Stage 3 First Preference Votes 879 First Preference Votes Share 2.1%
Party People Before Profit Alliance Candidate Gavin Campbell Status Eliminated Stage 2 First Preference Votes 492 First Preference Votes Share 1.2%
Party Green Party Candidate Anthony Flynn Status Eliminated Stage 2 First Preference Votes 305 First Preference Votes Share 0.7%
Party Conservatives Candidate David Harding Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 219 First Preference Votes Share 0.5%

Turnout

Turnout

62.7%

First preference vote share

Party %
Democratic Unionist Party 33.5
Sinn Féin 25.8
Independent 11.7
SDLP 7.9
Ulster Unionist Party 6.7
OTHERS 14.3

First preference vote share change since 2016

−%
+%
Sinn Féin
+4.0
Other
+0.3
SDLP
−1.6
Ulster Unionist Party
−1.6
Democratic Unionist Party
−3.4

Latest updates

Foyle result

Foyle
bbc

Here's how NI's seats look so far..

State of play
BBC

Will the DUP now focus on power sharing and seal a deal with Sinn Féin?

Mark Devenport

BBC News NI Political Editor

Alliance took some heat early on in the election campaign for not standing aside in certain seats as part of a pro Remain coalition. But the “no pacts” approach appears to have paid dividends, with the cross community party’s vote up overall and the ultimate prize of a Westminster seat, succeeding Sylvia Hermon in North Down.

The DUP had hoped a victory in North Down might balance out defeats elsewhere. At the time of writing, the DUP not only looks to have missed its number one target, but is also at real risk of losing two of its Belfast seats.

So a depressing election for the DUP, which has also lost its power-broker role at Westminster, now Boris Johnson is on course to get a majority.

In his acceptance speech, Stephen Farry underlined the need to get Stormont back – a message echoed by the DUP’s Alex Easton.

We may be on course to have three pro Remain MPs from Northern Ireland who take their seats in the Commons chamber – one Alliance and two SDLP. But the challenge they face will be how to make a difference?

Nigel Dodds
BBC
Nigel Dodds arrives at the count in Belfast's Titanic centre

They had hoped to “Stop Boris and Stop Brexit”, however that’s not going to happen. They will provide a voice, but to what end, given the Conservative victory?

Stephen Farry says he will do his best to “take the rough edges” off Brexit.

Whilst Sinn Féin may take a hit in Foyle, it looks like it is set to claim a major scalp in North Belfast, in the shape of the DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.

Given the clear indication that voters have completely lost patience with the Stormont stand off, will the DUP now refocus on power sharing and seal a deal with Sinn Féin?

Or will a wounded DUP leadership find it hard to sell a compromise over issues like the Irish language at a time when Downing Street is pressing full steam ahead with a form of Brexit so unpalatable to unionists?

Whether it’s Julian Smith or a new Northern Ireland secretary handling the forthcoming talks, the next few weeks could prove decisive.

'Boris has to be seen to cement the union'

The DUP's Gregory Campbell's East Londonderry seat seems pretty safe but he says he's never presumptuous.

He told BBC Radio Ulster's William Crawley this campaign was "a clean fight but a relatively low key one".

He says he doesn't go along with the "pessimistic view" that Boris Johnson would "ride roughshod over everybody".

"His central focus will be his mantra about getting Brexit done," he said.

"He will be the PM that has to be seen to cement the union rather than oversee structural cracks within the union."

Gregory Campbell
BBC

Tories on course to win majority - exit poll

The Conservatives are set to win an overall majority of 86 in the general election, according to an exit poll for the BBC, ITV and Sky News.

The survey taken at UK polling stations suggests the Tories will get 368 MPs - 50 more than at the 2017 election - when all the results have been counted.

Labour would get 191, the Lib Dems 13, the Brexit Party none and the SNP 55.

An exit poll is not conducted in Northern Ireland.

Breaking News
BBC

Here we go, here we go, here we go

10pm.... and the polls have closed!

The scene in the newsroom here in Broadcasting House, Belfast... lights; camera; action - ready to roll!

Newsroom
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