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European Election (NI)
Thursday 9 June 1994



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Text: Martin Melaugh ... Research: Fionnuala McKenna
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European Election (NI)
Thursday 9 June 1994

The following is a first draft (v1) of the results of the 1994 European Parliament elections held in Northern Ireland on Thursday 9 June.

Introduction

The elections on Thursday 9 June 1994 were to elect three Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). For the purpose of the European elections Northern Ireland is treated as a single constituency and voting is by means of 'proportional representation'.

Summary of Results:

Electorate: 1,162,344
Total valid vote: 559,867
Spoiled votes: 9,234
Percentage turnout: 49.4%
Quota: 139,967

First Count

Candidate and Party
First Preference Votes
% Valid Poll
Ian Paisley, Democratic Unionist Party (UDUP)
163,246
(29.2%)
John Hume, Social Democratic & Labour Party (SDLP)
161,992
(28.9%)
Jim Nicholson, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
133,459
(23.8%)
T. Hartley, D. McGuinness, F. Molloy, Sinn Féin (SF)
55,215
(9.9%)
M. Clark-Glass, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
23,157
(4.1%)
H. Ross, Ulster Independence Movement
7,858
(1.1%)
M. Boal, Conservative Party (C)
5,583
(0.7%)
J. Lowry, Workers' Party (WP)
2,543
(0.3%)
N. Cusack, Labour (Lab)
2,464
(0.3%)
J. Anderson, M. Kennedy, S. Thompson, Natural Law Party (NLP)
2,291
(0.3%)
J. Campion, Peace Coalition
1,088
(0.1%)
Others
971
(0.1%)

Ian Paisley, Democratic Unionist Party (UDUP), and John Hume, Social Democratic & Labour Party (SDLP), were elected on the first count. Jim Nicholson, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), was elected on the second count.

Second Count

Distribution of the surplus votes from Ian Paisley.
Candidate and Party
Votes Distributed
New Total
J. Anderson, M. Kennedy, S. Thompson, Natural Law Party (NLP)
+180
2,471
M. Boal, Conservative Party (C)
+524
6,107
J. Campion, Peace Coalition
+39
1,127
M. Clark-Glass, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
+219
23,376
N. Cusack, Labour (Lab)
+55
2,519
T. Hartley, D. McGuinness, F. Molloy, Sinn Féin (SF)
+59
55,274
J. Lowry, Workers' Party (WP)
+36
2,579
Jim Nicholson, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
+16,082
149,541
H. Ross, Ulster Independence Movement
+4,717
12,575
Others
+342
1,313

Jim Nicholson, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), was elected on the second count.


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