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

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

Results

Quota: 7,058
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Declan Kearney Status Elected Stage 4 First Preference Votes 6,891 First Preference Votes Share 16.3%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Stephen Aiken Status Elected Stage 5 First Preference Votes 6,287 First Preference Votes Share 14.8%
Party Alliance Party Candidate David Ford Status Elected Stage 7 First Preference Votes 5,278 First Preference Votes Share 12.5%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Paul Girvan Status Elected Stage 8 First Preference Votes 5,152 First Preference Votes Share 12.2%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Pam Cameron Status Elected Stage 8 First Preference Votes 4,604 First Preference Votes Share 10.9%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Trevor Clarke Status Eliminated Stage 8 First Preference Votes 4,522 First Preference Votes Share 10.7%
Party SDLP Candidate Roisin Lynch Status Eliminated Stage 6 First Preference Votes 4,024 First Preference Votes Share 9.5%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Adrian Cochrane-Watson Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 2,505 First Preference Votes Share 5.9%
Party Traditional Unionist Voice Candidate Richard Cairns Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 1,353 First Preference Votes Share 3.2%
Party People Before Profit Alliance Candidate Ivanka Antova Status Eliminated Stage 3 First Preference Votes 530 First Preference Votes Share 1.3%
Party Independent Candidate David McMaster Status Eliminated Stage 3 First Preference Votes 503 First Preference Votes Share 1.2%
Party Green Party Candidate Eleanor Bailey Status Eliminated Stage 2 First Preference Votes 501 First Preference Votes Share 1.2%
Party Conservatives Candidate Mark Logan Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 194 First Preference Votes Share 0.5%

Turnout

Turnout

62.4%

First preference vote share

Party %
Democratic Unionist Party 33.7
Ulster Unionist Party 20.8
Sinn Féin 16.3
Alliance Party 12.5
SDLP 9.5
OTHERS 7.3

First preference vote share change since 2016

−%
+%
Alliance Party
+3.6
Sinn Féin
+3.1
SDLP
−0.1
Ulster Unionist Party
−1.4
Democratic Unionist Party
−3.8

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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

Graphic
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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...

Graphic
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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.

Former Alliance leader David Ford keeps his seat

South Antrim

David Ford
BBC

Elected MLAs

6 out of 6 constituency seats

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

Results

Quota: 5,020
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Paul Girvan Status Elected Stage 2 First Preference Votes 5,014 First Preference Votes Share 14.3%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Declan Kearney Status Elected Stage 6 First Preference Votes 4,632 First Preference Votes Share 13.2%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Pam Cameron Status Elected Stage 5 First Preference Votes 4,589