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Thursday 30 May 1996



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Forum Election (NI)
Thursday 30 May 1996

The following is a second draft (v2) of the results of the 1996 Forum elections held in Northern Ireland.

Introduction

The elections on Thursday 30 May 1996 were to the proposed Northern Ireland Forum and all-party negotiations. The elections took place in the new 18 Westminster constituencies across Northern Ireland.

Summary of Results

Electorate:
Valid votes cast: 745,296
Spoiled votes:
Percentage poll: 64.7%

Party
Total Vote
% Valid Vote
Constit. Seats
Extra Seats
Total Seats
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
181,829
24.17%
28
2
30
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
160,786
21.36%
19
2
21
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
141,413
18.80%
22
2
24
Sinn Féin (SF)
116,377
15.47%
15
2
17
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
49,176
6.54%
5
2
7
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP)
27,774
3.69%
1
2
3
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP)
26,082
3.47%
0
2
2
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP)
16,715
2.22%
0
2
2
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC)
7,731
1.03%
0
2
2
Labour (Lab)
6,425
0.85%
0
2
2
Green Party
3,647
0.49%
0
0
0
Conservative Party (Con)
3,595
0.48%
0
0
0
Workers Party (WP)
3,530
0.47%
0
0
0
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM)
2,125
0.28%
0
0
0
Democratic Left (DL)
1,215
0.16%
0
0
0
Democratic Partnership
1,046
0.14%
0
0
0
Independent McMullan
927
0.12%
0
0
0
Independent Chambers
567
0.08%
0
0
0
Natural Law Party (NLP)
389
0.05%
0
0
0
Independent DUP
388
0.05%
0
0
0
Arthur Templeton
350
0.05%
0
0
0
Ulster's Independent Voice (UIV)
204
0.03%
0
0
0
Communist Party (CP)
66
0.01%
0
0
0
Ulster Christian Democrats (UCD)
31
0.00%
0
0
0

Source: Various media reports and Nicholas Whyte's Forum Election Page:
http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/



Constituency Results

East Antrim

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 10,036 (30.09%) 2 seats
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 9,557 (28.66%) 2 seats
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 3,957 (11.86%) 1 seat
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 2,254 (6.76%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2,213 (6.64%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 2,041 (6.12%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 1,141 (3.42%)
Sinn Féin (SF) 619 (1.86%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 323 (0.97%)
Conservative Party (Con) 271 (0.81%)
Green Party 224 (0.67%)
Labour (Lab) 218 (0.65%)
Independent Democratic Unionist Party 107 (0.32%)
Democratic Partnership 102 (0.31%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 86 (0.26%)
Independent McMullan 81 (0.24%)
Workers Party (WP) 69 (0.21%)
Democratic Left (DL) 33 (0.10%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 14 (0.04%)
Independent Chambers 5 (0.01%)

North Antrim

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 16,448 (36.97%) 2 seats
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 11,195 (25.16%) 2 seats
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 10,399 (23.37%) 1 seat
Sinn Féin (SF) 2,579 (5.80%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 2,518 (5.66%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 1,185 (2.66%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 768 (1.73%)
Independent McMullan 670 (1.51%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 665 (1.49%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 272 (0.61%)
Conservative Party (Con) 259 (0.58%)
Labour (Lab) 187 (0.42%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 167 (0.38%)
Green Party 150 (0.34%)
Democratic Partnership 114 (0.26%)
Workers Party (WP) 60 (0.13%)
Democratic Left (DL) 40 (0.09%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 14 (0.03%)
Independent Chambers 13 (0.03%)

South Antrim

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 12,001 (30.15%) 2 seats
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 9,549 (23.99%) 2 seats
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 6,025 (15.14%) 1 seat
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 3,332 (8.37%)
Sinn Féin (SF) 2,149 (5.40%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 2,111 (5.30%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 1,697 (4.26%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 1,000 (2.51%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 435 (1.09%)
Independent Templeton 250 (0.63%)
Conservative Party (Con) 246 (0.62%)
Labour (Lab) 236 (0.59%)
Green Party 197 (0.49%)
Democratic Left (DL) 119 (0.30%)
Democratic Partnership 105 (0.26%)
Workers Party (WP) 104 (0.26%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 89 (0.22%)
Independent McMullan 33 (0.08%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 16 (0.04%)
Independent Chambers 3 (0.01%)

Belfast East

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 11,270 (29.40%) 2 seats
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 8,608 (22.45%) 2 seats
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 7,130 (18.60%) 1 seat
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 3,802 (9.92%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 2,496 (6.51%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 1,299 (3.39%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 1,156 (3.02%)
Sinn Féin (SF) 862 (2.25%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 405 (1.06%)
Conservative Party (Con) 291 (0.76%)
Labour (Lab) 199 (0.52%)
Democratic Partnership 197 (0.51%)
Green Party 161 (0.42%)
Workers Party (WP) 149 (0.39%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 114 (0.30%)
Independent Democratic Unionist Party 93 (0.24%)
Democratic Left (DL) 45 (0.12%)
Communist Party of Ireland (CP) 38 (0.10%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 13 (0.03%) (withdrawn)
Independent Chambers 11 (0.03%)

Belfast North

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 7,778 (19.24%) 2 seats
Sinn Féin (SF) 7,681 (19%) 1 seat
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 7,493 (18.54%) 1 seat
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 6,938 (17.16%) 1 seat
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 3,777 (9.34%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 1,874 (4.64%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1,670 (4.13%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 1,329 (3.29%)
Labour 571 (1.41%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 486 (1.20%)
Workers Party 274 (WP) (0.68%)
Green Party 265 (0.66%)
Democratic Left (DL) 123 (0.30%)
Ulster's Independent Voice (UIV) 63 (0.16%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 41 (0.10%)
Independent McMullan 25 (0.06%)
Independent Chambers 21 (0.05%)

Belfast South

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 8,617 (22.79%) 2 seats
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 7,956 (21.04%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 5,818 (15.39%) 1 seat
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 4,689 (12.40%) 1 seat
Sinn Féin (SF) 2,455 (6.49%)
Progressive Unionist Party 2,321 (6.14%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 1,750 (4.63%)
Ulster Democratic Party 1,666 (4.41%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition 947 (2.50%)
Labour (Lab) 333 (0.88%)
Green Party 314 (0.83%)
Conservative Party (Con) 279 (0.74%)
Workers Party (WP) 270 (0.71%)
Democratic Partnership 133 (0.35%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 108 (0.29%)
Democratic Left (DL) 96 (0.25%)
Ulster Christian Democrat Party (UCD) 31 (0.08%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) (withdrawn)
Independent Chambers 5 (0.01%)

Belfast West

Sinn Féin (SF) 22,355 (53.41%) 4 seats
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 11,087 (26.49%) 1 seat
Progressive Unionist Party 1,982 (4.74%)
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 1,769 (4.23%)
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1,489 (3.56%)
Workers Party (WP) 984 (2.35%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 848 (2.03%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 340 (0.81%)
Labour (Lab) 319 (0.76%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 252 (0.60%)
Green Party 156 (0.37%)
Conservative Party (Con) 60 (0.14%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 43 (0.10%)
Democratic Left (DL) 37 (0.09%)
Independent Democratic Unionist Party 36 (0.09%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 30 (0.07%)
Communist Party of Ireland (CP) 28 (0.07%)
Ulster's Independent Voice (UIV) 26 (0.06%)
Independent Chambers 12 (0.03%)

North Down

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 9,270 (25.58%) 2 seats
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 7,579 (20.91%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 6,699 (18.48%) 1 seat
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 6,186 (17.07%) 1 seat
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 1,798 (4.96%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 1,694 (4.67%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 651 (1.80%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 496 (1.37%)
Conservative Party (Con) 444 (1.22%)
Independent Chambers 334 (0.92%)
Green Party 283 (0.78%)
Sinn Féin (SF) 275 )0.76%)
Labour (Lab) 171 (0.47%)
Independent Democratic Unionist Party 97 (0.27%)
Democratic Left (DL) 95 (0.26%)
Workers Party (WP) 60 (0.17%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 49 (0.14%)
Ulster's Independent Voice (UIV) 49 (0.14%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 15 (0.04%)

South Down

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 20,220 (43.25%) 3 seats
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 10,379 (22.20%) 1 seat
Sinn Féin (SF) 6,142 (13.14%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 5,060 (10.82%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1,685 (3.60%)
Labour (Lab) 927 (1.98%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 497 (1.06%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 464 (0.99%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 404 (0.86%)
Green Party 251 (0.54%)
Conservative Party (Con) 197 (0.42%)
Workers Party (WP) 162 (0.35%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 130 (0.28%)
Democratic Partnership 117 (0.25%)
Democratic Left (DL) 65 (0.14%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 30 (0.06%) (withdrawn)
Independent Chambers 18 (0.04%)

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 15,542 (32.28%) 2 seats
Sinn Féin (SF) 11,666 (24.23%) 1 seat
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 10,399 (21.60%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 6,589 (13.69%) 1 seat
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 831 (1.73%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 468 (0.97%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 464 (0.96%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 461 (0.96%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 410 (0.85%)
Labour (Lab) 297 (0.62%)
Green Party 208 (0.43%)
Workers Party (WP) 199 (0.41%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 189 (0.39%)
Democratic Left (DL) 128 (0.27%)
Independent McMullan 118 (0.25%)
Conservative Party (Con) 113 (0.23%)
Independent Chambers 36 (0.07%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 23 (0.05%) (withdrawn)

Foyle

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 19,997 (44.26 %) 3 seats
Sinn Féin (SDLP) 11,618 (25.71%) 2 seats
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 5,054 (11.19%)
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 4,553 (10.08%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 790 (1.75%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 695 (1.54%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 580 (1.28%)
Labour (Lab) 544 (1.20%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 497 (1.10%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 324 (0.72%)
Green Party 191 (0.42%)
Conservative Party (Con) 92 (0.20%)
Workers Party (WP) 81 (0.18%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 65 (0.14%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 41 (0.09%)
Democratic Left (DL) 40 (0.09%)
Independent Chambers 22 (0.05%)

Lagan Valley

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 16,367 (36.75%) 3 seats
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 9,592 (21.54%) 2 seats
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 10.37%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 4,001 (8.98%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) (6.75%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) (5.06%)
Sinn Féin (SF) 1,132 (2.54%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 1,072 (2.41%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 520 (1.17%)
Conservative Party (Con) 386 (0.87%)
Green Party 175 (0.39%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 164 (0.37%)
Labour (Lab)143 (0.32%)
Workers Party (WP) 72 (0.16%)
Democratic Left (DL) 43 (0.10%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 18 (0.04%)
Independent Chambers 3 (0.01%)

East Londonderry

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 11,386 (30.94%) 2 seats
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 8,768 (23.83%) 2 seats
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 7,451 (20.25%) 1 seat
Sinn Féin (SF) 3,413 (9.28%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 2,107 (5.73%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 1,040 (2.83%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 728 (1.98%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP)652 (1.77%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 375 (1.02%)
Labour (Lab) 241 (0.65%)
Conservative Party (Con) 208 (0.57%)
Green Party 189 (0.51%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 100 (0.27%)
Workers Party (WP) 75 (0.20%)
Democratic Left (DL) 45 (0.12%)
Natural Law Party (NLP)
Independent Chambers 5 (0.01%)

Mid Ulster

Sinn Féin (SF) 13,001 (29.65%) 2 seats
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 12,492 (28.49%) 1 seat
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 7,935 (18.10%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 7,243 (16.52%) 1 seat
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 549 (1.25%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 435 (0.99%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 380 (0.87%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP)375 (0.86%)
Labour (Lab) 271 (0.62%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 263 (0.60%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 259 (0.59%)
Workers Party (WP)210 (0.48%)
Green Party 132 (0.30%)
Conservative Party (Con) 119 (0.27%)
Democratic Partnership 93 (0.21%)
Democratic Left (DL) 41 (0.09%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 24 (0.05%)
Independent Chambers 20 (0.05%)

Newry and Armagh

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 16,775 (34.10%) 2 seats
Sinn Féin (SF) 12,585 (25.59%) 2 seats
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 11,047 (22.46%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 4,774 (9.71%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1,037 (2.11%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 640 (1.30%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 474 (0.96%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 356 (0.72%)
Labour (Lab) 262 (0.53%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 257 (0.52%)
Workers Party (WP) 208 (0.42%)
Green Party 205 (0.42%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 173 (0.35%)
Conservative Party (Con) 131 (0.27%)
Democratic Partnership 114 (0.23%)
Independent Democratic Unionist Party 55 (0.11%)
Democratic Left (DL) 46 (0.09%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 31 (0.06%)
Independent Chambers 12 (0.02%)

Strangford

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 12,547 (31.31%) 2 seats
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 11,584 (28.91%) 2 seats
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 4,614 (11.51%) 1 seat
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 3,112 (7.77%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2,927 (7.30%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 2,017 (5.03%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 1,080 (2.70%)
Sinn Féin (SF) 709 (1.77%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 410 (1.02%)
Conservative Party (Con) 380 (0.95%)
Green Party 213 (0.53%)
Labour (Lab) 202 (0.50%)
Workers Party (WP) 73 (0.18%)
Ulster's Independent Voice (UIV) 66 (0.16%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 57 (0.14%)
Democratic Left (DL) 53 (0.13%)
Independent Chambers 13 (0.03%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 13 (0.03%)

West Tyrone

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 11,622 (28.39%) 2 seats
Sinn Féin (SF) 11,516 (28.13%) 1 seat
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 7,327 (17.90%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 6,727 (16.43%) 1 seat
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1,081 (2.64%)
Labour (Lab) 792 (1.93%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 397 (0.97%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 292 (0.71%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 238 (0.58%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 185 (0.45%)
Green Party 158 (0.39%)
Workers Party (WP) 169 (0.41%)
Democratic Left (DL) 130 (0.32%)
Conservative Party (Con) 119 (0.29%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 107 (0.26%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 45 (0.11%)
Independent Chambers 30 (0.07%)

Upper Bann

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 16,592 (36.28%) 2 seats
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 9,846 (21.53%) 1 seat
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 7,134 (15.60%) 1 seat
Sinn Féin (SF) 5,620 (12.29%) 1 seat
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 2,152 (4.71%)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 1,404 (3.07%)
United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP) 886 (1.94%)
Labour (Lab) 512 (1.12%)
Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) 402 (0.88%)
Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) 390 (0.85%)
Workers Party (WP) 311 (0.68%)
Ulster Independence Movement (UIM) 180 (0.39%)
Green Party 178 (0.39%)
Democratic Partnership 71 (0.16%)
Democratic Left (DL) 36 (0.08%)
Natural Law Party (NLP) 14 (0.03%)
Independent Chambers 4 (0.01%)


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