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
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Sinn Féin
  • Ulster Unionist Party
  • SDLP

Results

Quota: 8,592
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Carla Lockhart Status Elected Stage 1 First Preference Votes 9,140 First Preference Votes Share 17.7%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate John O'Dowd Status Elected Stage 5 First Preference Votes 8,220 First Preference Votes Share 15.9%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Jonathan Buckley Status Elected Stage 4 First Preference Votes 7,745 First Preference Votes Share 15.0%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Nuala Toman Status Eliminated Stage 6 First Preference Votes 6,108 First Preference Votes Share 11.8%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Doug Beattie Status Elected Stage 5 First Preference Votes 5,467 First Preference Votes Share 10.6%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Jo-Anne Dobson Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 5,132 First Preference Votes Share 10.0%
Party SDLP Candidate Dolores Kelly Status Elected Stage 6 First Preference Votes 5,127 First Preference Votes Share 9.9%
Party Alliance Party Candidate Tara Doyle Status Eliminated Stage 2 First Preference Votes 2,720 First Preference Votes Share 5.3%
Party Traditional Unionist Voice Candidate Roy Ferguson Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 1,035 First Preference Votes Share 2.0%
Party Green Party Candidate Simon Lee Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 555 First Preference Votes Share 1.1%
Party Workers Party Candidate Colin Craig Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 218 First Preference Votes Share 0.4%
Party Conservatives Candidate Ian Nickels Status Eliminated Stage 1 First Preference Votes 81 First Preference Votes Share 0.2%

Turnout

Turnout

62.5%

First preference vote share

Party %
Democratic Unionist Party 32.8
Sinn Féin 27.8
Ulster Unionist Party 20.6
SDLP 9.9
Alliance Party 5.3
OTHERS 3.7

First preference vote share change since 2016

−%
+%
Sinn Féin
+2.9
Alliance Party
+2.2
Democratic Unionist Party
+1.7
SDLP
+0.5
Ulster Unionist Party
−1.1

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

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

NI Assembly

Graphic
BBC

Watch: Dolores Kelly does her happy dance

Upper Bann

Dolores Kelly got some good news during BBC News NI's Facebook live with reporter, Conor Macauley,  straight from the count centre in Banbridge. She'll return to Stormont after losing her seat in last year's election.

See the moment BBC News NI's Facebook Live finds Dolores Kelly celebrating winning her seat

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
BBC

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.

Beattie: 'I don't have political knowledge to lead party'

Upper Bann

Doug Beattie says he is "sorry and saddened" that Mike Nesbitt has decided to stand down. Mr Beattie has retained his own seat in Upper Bann. 

Doug Beattie
BBC

He says he would not have the experience himself to lead the party. 

Elected MLAs

6 out of 6 constituency seats

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

Results

Quota: 6,527
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Carla Lockhart Status Elected Stage 1 First Preference Votes 7,993 First Preference Votes Share 17.5%
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Sydney Anderson Status Elected Stage 2 First Preference Votes 6,195 First Preference Votes Share 13.6%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Catherine Seeley Status Elected Stage 11 First Preference Votes 6,164 First Preference Votes Share 13.5%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate John O'Dowd Status Elected Stage 11 First Preference Votes 5,209 First Preference Votes Share 11.4%