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Assembly By-election(NI)
Thursday 17 October 1985



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Assembly By-election(NI)
Thursday 17 October 1985

This is a draft (v1) of the results of the 1985 Northern Ireland Assembly By-election.

Introduction

The following provides the results of the Northern Ireland Assembly by-election held in the constituency of South Down on Thursday 17 October 1985. This seat had previously been held by Raymond McCullough (UUP) who died in June 1985. The voting in this election was by means of 'proportional representation'.

Summary of Results

Quota: 10,184
Electorate: 98,126
Percentage turnout: 21.3

First Count:
Party Candidates
First Preference Votes
Donaldson, J. (Ulster Unionist Party)
17,528
Smyth, Mrs. E. (United Ulster Loyalist)
2,838

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


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