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Assembly By-election (NI)
Wednesday 20 April 1983



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Assembly By-election (NI)
Wednesday 20 April 1983

This is a draft (v1) of the results of the 1983 Northern Ireland Assembly By-election.

Introduction

The following provides the results of the Northern Ireland Assembly by-election held in the constituency of Armagh on Wednesday 20 April 1983. This seat had previously been held by Seamus Mallon of the SDLP but he was disqualified from the Assembly on the grounds that he was also an Irish Senator at the time of his election in October 1982. The voting in this election was by means of 'proportional representation'.

Summary of Results

Quota: 15,914
Electorate: 95,100
Percentage turnout: 34.07

First Count:
Party Candidates
First Preference Votes
Speers, J. (Ulster Unionist Party)
26,907
French, T. (Workers Party)
4,920

Speers (Ulster Unionist Party) was elected on the first count.


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