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Westminster General Election (NI) Thursday 7 May 2015

This page contains the results of the 7 May 2015 Westminster General Election.
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Introduction

This page contains the results from the 18 Northern Ireland constituencies where the 2015 Westminster General Election was contested. 138 people stood for election to the 18 Westminster seats.  Voting in the election was by the 'first past the post' method. The election took place on Thursday 7 May 2015 between 7.00am and 10.00pm and counting began at 10.00pm on Thursday 7 May.

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Sinn Féin (SF), each contested all 18 constituencies. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) agreed an electoral pact in four constituencies: Belfast East; Belfast North; Fermanagh and South Tyrone; and Newry and Armagh. The Conservative Party (CP) did not contest Belfast North nor Fermanagh and South Tyrone. Thus, this general election was not a full test of the individual electoral support for these parties.

There were changes to the boundaries of the constituencies between the Westminster election in 1992 and that in 1997. These changes resulted in one additional constituency and also affected most of the previous 17 constituencies. While comparisons between the results in 2015, 2010, 2005, 2001, and 1997 are possible, direct comparision with earlier elections are not.


Summary of Northern Ireland Results

Eligible Electorate: 1,236,756
Number of Votes Cast (Turnout / Poll): 722,872
Percentage Turnout / Poll: 58.45%
Number of Invalid / Spoilt Votes: 4,769
Number of Valid Votes Cast: 718,103
Percentage Valid Votes Cast: 58.06%


Northern Ireland

Party / Independent Candidate

Seats

Valid Votes

%share

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

8

184,260 25.66
Sinn Féin (SF)

4

176,232 24.54
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)

2

114,935 16.01
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)

3

99,809 13.90
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 0 61,556 8.57
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 0 18,324 2.55
Independent unionist 1 17,689 2.46
Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 0 16,538 2.30
Conservative Party (CP) 0 9,055 1.26
Green Party (GP) 0 6,822 0.95
People Before Profit Alliance (PBPA) 0 6,798 0.95
The Workers Party (WP) 0 2,724 0.38
Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol (CISTA) 0 1,853 0.26
Independents 0 1,508 0.21

Total

18

718,103

100.00

Spoilt Votes

 

4,769

 

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

1,236,765 722,872 58.45


 

Constituencies won by each of the political parties

18 Constituency Results


East Antrim

Candidate Party Votes %share

 

Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Hold] 12,103 36.13  
Beggs, Roy Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 6,308 18.83  
Dickson, Stewart Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 5,021 14.99  
Jordan, Noel UK Independence Party (UKIP) 3,660 10.93  
McMullan, Oliver Sinn Féin (SF) 2,314 6.91  
Wilson, Ruth Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 1,903 5.68  
McKillop, Margaret Anne Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 1,639 4.89  
Wilson, Alex Conservative Party (CP) 549 1.64  
Total Valid Votes 33,497 100.00

 

Spoilt Votes

191

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

62,811 33,688 53.63 5,795


North Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Paisley, Ian R K Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Hold] 18,107 43.21  
Gaston, Timothy Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 6,561 15.66  
McKay, Daithí Gerard Sinn Féin (SF) 5,143 12.27  
Swann, Robin Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 5,054 12.06  
O'Loan, Declan Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2,925 6.98  
Dunlop, Jayne Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 2,351 5.61  
Hill, Robert UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1,341 3.20  
Freeman, Carol Conservative Party (CP) 368 0.88  
Palmer, Thomas Stephen Independent 57 0.14  
Total Valid Votes 41,907 100.00

 

Spoilt Votes

209

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

75,876 42,116 55.51 11,546


South Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Kinahan, Danny Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) [Gain from DUP] 11,942 32.70  
McCrea, Robert Thomas William Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 10,993 30.10  
Kearney, Alan Sinn Féin (SF) 4,699 12.87  
Kelly, Neil Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 3,576 9.79  
Lynch, Roisin Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2,990 8.19  
Cairns, Richard Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 1,908 5.22  
Dunlop, Alan Conservative Party (CP) 415 1.14  
Total Valid Votes 36,523 100.00

Spoilt Votes 211

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

67,425 36,734 54.48 949


Belfast East

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Gain from APNI] 19,575 49.33  
Long, Naomi Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 16,978 42.79  
Wilson, Neil Conservative Party (CP) 1,121 2.82  
Brown, Ross Green Party (GP) 1,058 2.67  
Ó Donnghaile, Niall Sinn Féin (SF) 823 2.07  
Muldoon, Mary Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 127 0.32  
Total Valid Votes 39,682 100.00

Spoilt Votes 178

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

63,157 39,860 63.11 2,597


Belfast North

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Hold] 19,096 47.04  
Kelly, Gerry Sinn Féin (SF) 13,770 33.92  
Maginness, Alban Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 3,338 8.22  
O'Neill, Jason Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 2,941 7.25  
Weir, Gemma The Workers Party (WP) 919 2.26  
Hughes, Fra Independent 529 1.30  
Total Valid Votes 40,593

Spolit Votes 294

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

68,553 40,887 59.64 5326


Belfast South

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) [Hold] 9,560 24.54  
Bell, Jonathan Fergus Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 8,654 22.21  
Bradshaw, Paula Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 6,711 17.23  
Ó Muilleoir, Máirtin Sinn Féin (SF) 5,402 13.87  
McCune, Rodney James Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 3,549 9.11  
Bailey, Clare Green Party (GP) 2,238 5.74  
Stoker, Bob UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1,900 4.88  
Manton, Ben Conservative Party (CP) 582 1.49  
Kerr, Lily The Workers Party (WP) 361 0.93  
Total Valid Votes 38,957 100.00

Spoilt Votes 183

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

64,927 39,140 60.28 906


Belfast West

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Maskey, Paul Sinn Féin (SF) [Hold] 19,163 54.24  
Carroll, Gerry People Before Profit Alliance (PBPA) 6,798 19.24  
Attwood, Alex Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 3,475 9.84  
McCoubrey, Frank Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 2,773 7.85  
Manwaring, Bill Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1,088 3.08  
Higginson, Brian UK Independence Party (UKIP) 765 2.17  
Catney, Gerard Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 636 1.80  
Lowry, John Terrence The Workers Party (WP) 597 1.69  
Shea, Paul Simon Conservative Party (CP) 34 0.10  
Total Valid Votes 35,329 100.00

281

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

62,697 35,610 56.80 12365


North Down

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Hermon, Sylvia Independent [Hold] 17,689 49.21  
Easton, Alex Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 8,487 23.61  
Muir, Andrew Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 3,086 8.58  
Agnew, Steven Green Party (GP) 1,958 5.45  
Brotherston, Mark Conservative Party (CP) 1,593 4.43  
Lavery, Jonny UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1,482 4.12  
Cudworth, William Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 686 1.91  
Woolley, Tom Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 355 0.99  
Donnelly, Glen Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol (CISTA) 338 0.94  
McCartney, Therese Sinn Féin (SF) 273 0.76  
Total Valid Votes 35,947 100.00

Spoilt Votes 97

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

64,207 36,044 56.14 9202


South Down

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) [Hold] 18,077 42.34  
Hazzard, Chris Sinn Féin (SF) 12,186 28.54  
McKee, Harold Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 3,964 9.28  
Wells, Jim Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 3,486 8.16  
Reilly, Henry UK Independence Party (UKIP) 3,044 7.13  
Todd, Martyn Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1,622 3.80  
Buchan, Felicity Conservative Party (CP) 318 0.74  
Total Valid Votes 42,697 100.00

Spoilt Votes 303

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

75,220 43,000 57.17 5891


Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Elliott, Tom Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) [Gain from SF] 23,608 46.41  
Michelle, Gildernew Sinn Féin (SF) 23,078 45.37  
Coyle, John Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2,732 5.37  
Jones, Tanya Green Party (GP) 788 1.55  
Su, Hannah Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 658 1.29  
Total Valid Votes 50,864 100.00

Spoilt Votes 286

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

70,108 51,150 72.96 530


Foyle

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) [Hold] 17,725 47.90  
Ó Heára, Gearóid Sinn Féin (SF) 11,679 31.56  
Middleton, Gary Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 4,573 12.36  
Kee, Julia Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1,226 3.31  
Hawthorne, David Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 835 2.26  
Thompson, Kyle James UK Independence Party (UKIP) 832  
Badenoch, Hamish Alexander Conservative Party (CP) 132 0.36  
Total Valid Votes 37,002 97.75

Spoilt Votes 526

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

70,036 37,528 53.58 6046


Lagan Valley

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Hold] 19,055 47.88  
Redpath, Alexander Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 6,055 15.22  
Lunn, Trevor Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 5,544 13.93  
Catney, Pat Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2,500 6.28  
Love, Alan UK Independence Party (UKIP) 2,200 5.53  
Morrison, Samuel Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 1,887  
McGeough, Jacqui Sinn Féin (SF) 1,144  
Orr, Jonny Independent) 756  
Osborne, Helen Conservative Party (CP) 654 1.64  
Total Valid Votes 39,795 90.48

Spoilt Votes 191

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

71,152 39,986 56.20 13000


East Londonderry

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Hold] 14,663 42.24  
Archibald, Caoimhe Sinn Féin (SF) 6,859 19.76  
McCandless, William Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 5,333 15.36  
Mullan, Gerry Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 4,268 12.29  
Boyle, Yvonne Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 2,642 7.61  
Paine, Neil Jason Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol (CISTA) 527 1.52  
St Clair-Legge, Elizabeth Anne Conservative Party (CP) 422 1.22  
Total Valid Votes 34,714 100.00

Spoilt Votes 251

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

66,926 34,965 52.24 7,804


Mid Ulster

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Molloy, Francie Sinn Féin (SF) [Hold] 19,935 48.71  
Overend, Sandra Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 6,318 15.44  
McCrea, Ian Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 5,465 13.35  
Quinn, Malachy Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 5,055 12.35  
Ferguson, Gareth Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 1,892 4.62  
Day, Alan Thomas UK Independence Party (UKIP) 863  
Bullick, Eric Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 778  
Scullion, Hugh Francis The Workers Party (WP) 496  
Nicholson, Lucille Diana Conservative Party (CP) 120 0.29  
Total Valid Votes 40,922 94.78

Spolit Votes 395

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

67,832 41,317 60.91 13,617


Newry and Armagh

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Brady, Mickey Sinn Féin (SF) [Hold] 20,488 41.08  
Kennedy, Danny Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 16,312 32.70  
McNulty, Justin Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 12,026 24.11  
Nicholl, Kate Siobhan Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 841 1.69  
Rigby, Robert Conservative Party (CP) 210 0.42  
Total Valid Votes 49,877 100.00

Spoilt Votes 386

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

77,633 50,263 64.74 4176


Strangford

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Hold] 15,053 44.37  
Burgess, Robert Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 4,868 14.35  
Armstrong, Kellie Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 4,687 13.82  
Boyle, Joe Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2,335 6.88  
Jordan, Joe UK Independence Party (UKIP) 2,237 6.59  
Andrews, Johnny Conservative Party (CP) 2,167 6.39  
Cooper, Stephen Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) 1,701 5.01  
Bailie, Sheila Sinn Féin (SF) 876 2.58  
Total Valid Votes 33,924 100.00

Spoilt Votes 180

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

64,289 34,104 53.05 10,185


Upper Bann

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [Hold] 15,430 32.68  
Dobson, Jo-Anne Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 13,166 27.88  
Seeley, Catherine Sinn Féin (SF) 11,593 24.55  
Kelly, Dolores Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 4,238 8.98  
Lavery, Peter Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1,780 3.77  
Kelly, Martin Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol (CISTA) 460 0.97  
Harte, Damien Thomas The Workers Party (WP) 351 0.74  
Bhogal, Amandeep Singh Conservative Party (CP) 201 0.43  
Total Valid Votes 47,219 100.00

Spoilt Votes 254

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

80,060 47,473 59.30 2,264

 


West Tyrone

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

 

Doherty, Pat Sinn Féin (SF) [Hold] 16,807 43.48  
Buchanan, Thomas Ernest Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 6,747 17.45  
McCrossan, Daniel Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 6,444 16.67  
Hussey, Ross Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 6,144 15.89  
Donnelly, Stephen Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 869 2.25  
McClean, Ciaran Green Party (GP) 780 2.02  
Brown, Barry Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol (CISTA) 528 1.37  
Leyland, Claire-Louise Conservative Party (CP) 169 0.44  
White, Susan-Ann Independent 166 0.43  
Total Valid Votes 38,654 100.00

Spoilt Votes 353

Electorate Turnout %turnout Majority

63,856 39,007 61.09 10,060

 


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