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
  • SDLP

Results

Quota: 7,512
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Paul Givan Status Elected Stage 1 First Preference Votes 8,035 First Preference Votes Share 17.8%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Robbie Butler Status Elected Stage 7 First Preference Votes 6,846 First Preference Votes Share 15.2%
Party Alliance Party Candidate Trevor Lunn Status Elected Stage 7 First Preference Votes 6,105 First Preference Votes Share 13.5%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Edwin Poots Status Elected Stage 8 First Preference Votes 6,013 First Preference Votes Share 13.3%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Brenda Hale Status Eliminated Stage 8 First Preference Votes 4,566 First Preference Votes Share 10.1%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Jenny Palmer Status Eliminated Stage 6 First Preference Votes 4,492 First Preference Votes Share 10.0%
Party SDLP Candidate Pat Catney Status Elected Stage 8 First Preference Votes 3,795 First Preference Votes Share 8.4%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Peter Doran Status Eliminated Stage 5 First Preference Votes 1,801 First Preference Votes Share 4.0%
Party Traditional Unionist Voice Candidate Samuel Morrison Status Eliminated Stage 5 First Preference Votes 1,389 First Preference Votes Share 3.1%
Party Green Party Candidate Dan Barrios-O'Neill Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 912 First Preference Votes Share 2.0%
Party Independent Candidate Jonny Orr Status Eliminated Stage 3 First Preference Votes 856 First Preference Votes Share 1.9%
Party Conservatives Candidate Matthew Robinson Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 183 First Preference Votes Share 0.4%
Party Independent Candidate Keith Gray Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 76 First Preference Votes Share 0.2%

Turnout

Turnout

62.6%

First preference vote share

Party %
Democratic Unionist Party 41.3
Ulster Unionist Party 25.2
Alliance Party 13.5
SDLP 8.4
Sinn Féin 4.0
OTHERS 7.6

First preference vote share change since 2016

−%
+%
Alliance Party
+4.0
Ulster Unionist Party
+3.9
SDLP
+1.0
Other
−4.3
Democratic Unionist Party
−5.9

Latest updates

'People are fed up we don't have a government' - Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

The DUP's Sir Jeffrey Donaldson confessed he was finding it chilly in the Magherafelt count.

"Belfast got the Titanic centre; we got the iceberg," he joked.

On the DUP's performance, he said: It's disappointing when colleagues are going to potentially lose their seats.

"Alliance has done well.

"Having knocked thousands of doors, the big big issue was Stormont and the crisis in the health service.

"People are fed up we don't have a government."

Jeffrey Donaldson
BBC

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
BBC

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. 💤😴

More comfortable talking to cows? Ouch!

Stephan Grimason says, it is said of DUP MLA Edwin Poots, that he is more comfortable talking to cows, sometimes, than to people. 

Edwin Poots
BBC

'It's not a good night for the DUP'

The DUP MLA Edwin Poots says: "Of course, it's not a good night for the DUP". 

View more on twitter

The Lagan Valley assembly man has also accused the BBC of bias and of putting out "fake news". 

They're home and dry

Lagan Valley

Final Lagan Valley result
BBC

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

They're home and dry

Lagan Valley

Graphic
BBC

Elected MLAs

6 out of 6 constituency seats

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

Results

Quota: 5,551
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Paul Givan Status Elected Stage 6 First Preference Votes 5,364 First Preference Votes Share 13.8%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Edwin Poots Status Elected Stage 8 First Preference Votes 4,638 First Preference Votes Share 11.9%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Robbie Butler