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
  • Sinn Féin
  • Sinn Féin
  • SDLP
  • Sinn Féin

Results

Quota: 7,388
Summary results
Party Candidate Status Stage First Preference Votes Percentage of first preference votes
Party Democratic Unionist Party Candidate Thomas Buchanan Status Elected Stage 1 First Preference Votes 9,064 First Preference Votes Share 20.4%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Michaela Boyle Status Elected Stage 1 First Preference Votes 7,714 First Preference Votes Share 17.4%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Barry McElduff Status Elected Stage 1 First Preference Votes 7,573 First Preference Votes Share 17.1%
Party SDLP Candidate Daniel McCrossan Status Elected Stage 5 First Preference Votes 6,283 First Preference Votes Share 14.2%
Party Sinn Féin Candidate Declan McAleer Status Elected Stage 5 First Preference Votes 6,034 First Preference Votes Share 13.6%
Party Ulster Unionist Party Candidate Alicia Clarke Status Eliminated Stage 5 First Preference Votes 3,654 First Preference Votes Share 8.2%
Party Alliance Party Candidate Stephen Donnelly Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 1,252 First Preference Votes Share 2.8%
Party Independent Candidate Sorcha McAnespy Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 864 First Preference Votes Share 1.9%
Party Traditional Unionist Voice Candidate Charlie Chittick Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 851 First Preference Votes Share 1.9%
Party Green Party Candidate Ciaran McClean Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 412 First Preference Votes Share 0.9%
Party Citizens Independent Social Thought Alliance Candidate Barry Brown Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 373 First Preference Votes Share 0.8%
Party Independent Candidate Corey French Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 98 First Preference Votes Share 0.2%
Party Independent Candidate Roisin McMackin Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 85 First Preference Votes Share 0.2%
Party Independent Candidate Susan-Anne White Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 41 First Preference Votes Share 0.1%
Party Conservatives Candidate Roger Lomas Status Eliminated Stage 4 First Preference Votes 27 First Preference Votes Share 0.1%

Turnout

Turnout

69.9%

First preference vote share

Party %
Sinn Féin 48.1
Democratic Unionist Party 20.4
SDLP 14.2
Ulster Unionist Party 8.2
Alliance Party 2.8
OTHERS 6.2

First preference vote share change since 2016

−%
+%
Sinn Féin
+6.1
SDLP
+3.1
Democratic Unionist Party
−1.5
Ulster Unionist Party
−3.2
Other
−6.0

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

Another set of MLAs declared

West Tyrone

Graphic
BBC

'It is not about us and them'

West Tyrone

The SDLP's Daniel McCrossan says there's a lot of work to be done post-election and all parties should be involved in the negotiations.

West Tyrone count - NI Assembly election 2017
Pacemaker

"It is not about us and them, it is about we," he says.  

Sinn Féin and the DUP have to work to prevent direct rule and protect power-sharing, he adds. 

Nationalist vote was 'protest over RHI'

West Tyrone

Declan McAleer, from Sinn Féin, says the nationalist electorate came out in their droves to protest against the energy scandal and the way it was handled by the DUP. 

West Tyrone count - NI Assembly election 2017
Pacemaker

He said they delivered a strong message: "We need to move on in partnership and with genuine respect."  

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

Elected MLAs

6 out of 6 constituency seats

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

Results

Quota: 5,545