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

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

Results

Quota: 6,465
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Simon Hamilton Status Elected Stage 5 First Preference Votes 6,221 First Preference Votes Share 16.0%
Party Alliance Party Candidate Kellie Armstrong Status Elected Stage 4 First Preference Votes 5,813 First Preference Votes Share 15.0%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Michelle McIlveen Status Elected Stage 9 First Preference Votes 5,728 First Preference Votes Share 14.8%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Mike Nesbitt Status Elected Stage 9 First Preference Votes 5,323 First Preference Votes Share 13.7%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Peter Weir Status Elected Stage 11 First Preference Votes 3,543 First Preference Votes Share 9.1%
Party SDLP Candidate Joe Boyle Status Eliminated Stage 11 First Preference Votes 3,045 First Preference Votes Share 7.9%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Philip Smith Status Eliminated Stage 9 First Preference Votes 2,453 First Preference Votes Share 6.3%
Party Independent Candidate Jimmy Menagh Status Eliminated Stage 8 First Preference Votes 1,627 First Preference Votes Share 4.2%
Party Independent Candidate Jonathan Bell Status Eliminated Stage 7 First Preference Votes 1,479 First Preference Votes Share 3.8%
Party Traditional Unionist Voice Candidate Stephen Cooper Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 1,330 First Preference Votes Share 3.4%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Dermot Kennedy Status Eliminated Stage 3 First Preference Votes 1,110 First Preference Votes Share 2.9%
Party Green Party Candidate Ricky Bamford Status Eliminated Stage 2 First Preference Votes 918 First Preference Votes Share 2.4%
Party Conservatives Candidate Scott Benton Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 195 First Preference Votes Share 0.5%

Turnout

Turnout

60.9%

First preference vote share

Party %
Democratic Unionist Party 39.9
Ulster Unionist Party 20.0
Alliance Party 15.0
SDLP 7.9
Independent 4.2
OTHERS 13.0

First preference vote share change since 2016

−%
+%
Alliance Party
+4.3
Ulster Unionist Party
+0.5
Other
+0.2
SDLP
−0.5
Democratic Unionist Party
−3.1

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
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. 💤😴

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

Here's your Strangford line-up

Strangford

Graphic
BBC

'Punch drunk'

Strangford

The DUP's Peter Weir, former education minister, is back in the Assembly and says he's punch drunk. 

While it was a good day for the DUP in Strangford, it was "not a great day for unionism", he says.

Peter Weir
Press Eye

Transfers have been a big issue during this election, but Mr Weir said unionists should stick together. The SDLP's Joe Boyle received more votes from Ulster Unionist Philip Smith than Mr Weir did.  

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

NI Assembly

Graphic
BBC

Elliot didn't know his leader was set to quit

Fermanagh-South Tyrone, Strangford

The former UUP leader, Tom Elliot, says he wasn't aware of Mike Nesbitt's intention to give up the leadership of the party.

Tom Elliot
BBC

The Fermanagh-South Tyrone MP said he is sure Mike Nesbitt felt that he was not living up to expectations.   

ANALYSIS: Nesbitt found the UUP 'unleadable'

Strangford

Gareth Gordon

BBC News NI Political Correspondent

Mike Nesbitt is the latest Ulster Unionist leader to find the party "unleadable".

Mike Nesbitt
BBC

"It is impossible not to feel sympathy for Mr Nesbitt, but I don't believe there is a long list of candidates to succeed him," he said.

Elected MLAs

6 out of 6 constituency seats

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

Results

Quota: 4,663
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage