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Westminster General Election (NI)
Thursday 9 April 1992



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Text: Martin Melaugh ... Research: Fionnuala McKenna
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Westminster General Election (NI)
Thursday 9 April 1992

This is a draft (v2) of the results of the 1992 Westminster General Election Results.

Introduction

The following provides the results from the 17 Northern Ireland constituencies where the 1992 Westminster General Election was contested on Thursday 9 April 1992. The reader should also note that because of a electoral pact between the Ulster Unionist Party (Ulster Unionist Party) and the Democratic Unionist Party (Ulster Democratic Unionist Party) it is not possible to gauge the absolute support of the two parties across the region. This is also true for those parties which did not stand in all the constituencies.

Summary of Results

Electorate:
Valid votes cast: 785,093
Spoiled votes: 4,737
Percentage poll: 69.7%

Party
Number of Seats
Vote
% Valid Poll
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
9 seats
271,049
34.5%
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
4 seats
184,445
23.5%
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
3 seats
103,039
13.1%
Sinn Féin (SF)
0 seats
78,291
10.0%
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
0 seats
68,695
8.7%
Conservative Party (C)
0 seats
44,608
5.7%
Ulster Popular Unionist Party (UPUP)
1 seat
19,305
2.5%
Workers' Party (WP)
0 seats
4,359
0.6%
Independent Unionist (Ind. U.)
0 seats
2,256
0.3%
Natural Law Party (NLP)
0 seats
2,147
0.3%
Others
0 seats
6,899
0.9%

Constituency Results

The results for each of the 17 constituencies contain the following information:
Name of constituency
Name of candidate (Party) Number of votes (Percentage share of the vote)
Party majority: Electorate: Turnout: (%)

East Antrim
Beggs, Roy
(Ulster Unionist Party) 16,966 (43.2%) ?
Dodds, N. (Democratic Unionist Party) 9,544 (24.3%)
Neeson, S. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 9,132 (23.3%)
Boal, M. (Conservative Party) 3,359 (8.6%)
Palmer, A. (Natural Law Party) 250 (0.6%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 7,422; Electorate: 62,864; Turnout: 39,251 (62.4%)


North Antrim
Paisley, Ian
(Democratic Unionist Party) 23,152 (50.9%)
Gaston, J. (Ulster Unionist Party) 8,216 (18.1%)
Faarren, S. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 6,512 (14.3%)
Williams, G. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 3,422 (7.6%)
Sowler, R. (Conservative Party) 2,263 (5.0%)
McGarry, J. (Sinn Féin) 1,916 (4.2%)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) majority: 14,936; Electorate: 69,114; Turnout: 45,501 (65.8%)


South Antrim
Forsythe, Clifford
(Ulster Unionist Party) 29,956 (70.9%)
McClelland, D. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 5,397 (12.8%)
Blair, J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 5,244 (12.4%)
Cushinan, H. (Sinn Féin) 1,220 (2.9%)
Martin, D. (IRLOFP) 442 (1.1)%

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 24,559; Electorate: 67,192; Turnout 42,259 (62.9%)


Belfast East
Robinson, Peter
(Democratic Unionist Party) 18,437 (51.5%)
Alderdice, J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 10,650 (29.8%)
Greene, D. (Conservative Party) 3,314 (9.3%)
Dnlop, D. (Independent Ulster) 2,256 (6.3%)
O'Donnell, J. (Sinn Féin) 679 (1.9%)
Bell, J. (Workers' Party) 327 (0.9%)
Redden, G. (Natural Law Party) 128 (0.4%)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) majority: 7,787; Electorate: 52,869; Turnout: 35,791 (67.7%)


Belfast North
Walker, Cecil
(Ulster Unionist Party) 17,270 (48.1%)
Maginness, A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,615 (21.2%)
McManus, P (Sinn Féin) 4,693 (13.1%)
Campbell, T (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 2,246 (6.3%)
Redpath, M. (Conservative Party) 2,107 (5.9%)
Lynch, S.(Democratic Left) 1,386 (3.9%)
Smith, M. (Workers' Party) 419 (1.2%)
O'Leary, D. (Natural Law Party) 208 (0.6%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 9,625; Electorate: 55,068; Turnout: 35,896 (65.2%)


Belfast South
Smyth, Martin
(Ulster Unionist Party) 16,336 (48.7%)
McDonnell, A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 6,266 ((18.7%)
Montgomery, J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 5,054 (15.1%)
Fee, L. (Conservative Party) 3,356 (10%)
Hayes, S. (Sinn Féin) 1,123 (3.3%)
Hadden, P. (LTU) 785 (2.3%) ?
Lynn, P. (Workers' Party) 362 (1.1%)
Mullen, T (Natural Law Party) 212 (0.6%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 10,070; Electorate: 52,050; Turnout: (64.5%)


Belfast West
Hendron, Joe
(Social Democratic and Labour Party) 17,415 (43.6%)
Adams, G. (Sinn Féin) 16,826 (42.1%)
Cobain, F. (Ulster Unionist Party) 4,766 (11.9%)
Lowry, J. (Workers' Party) 750 (1.9%)
Kennedy, M. (Natural Law Party) 213 (0.5%)

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 589; Electorate: 55,644; Turnout: (73.1%)


North Down
Kilfedder, James
(Ulster Popular Unionist Party) 19,305 (42.9%)
kennedy, L. (Conservative Party) 14,371 (32%)
morrow, A. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 6,611 (14.7%)
Vitty, D. (Democratic Unionist Party) 4,414 (9.8%)
Wilmot, A. (Natural Law Party) 255 (0.6%)

Ulster Popular Unionist Party (UPUP) majority: 4,934; Electorate: 68,662; Turnout: (65.5%)


South Down
McGrady, Eddie
(Social Democratic and Labour Party) 31,523 (51.2%)
Nelson, D. (Ulster Unionist Party) 25,181 (40.9%)
Fitzpatrick, S. (Sinn Féin) 1,843 (3%)
Healy, M. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 1,542 (2.5%)
Mckenzie-Hill, S. (Conservative Party) 1,488 (2.4%)

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 6342; Electorate: 76,186; Turnout: (80.8%)


East Londonderry
Ross, William
(Ulster Unionist Party) 30,370 (57.6%)
Doherty, A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 11,843 (22.4%)
Davey-Kennedy, P. (Sinn Féin) 5,320 (10.1%)
McGowan, P. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 3,613 (6.8%)
Elder, A. (Conservative Party) 1,589 (3%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 18,527; Electorate: 75,587 Turnout: (69.8%)


Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Maginnis, Ken
(Ulster Unionist Party) 26,932 (48.4%)
Gallagher, T. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 12,810 (23.1%)
Molloy, F. (Sinn Féin) 12,604 (22.9%)
Kettyle, D. (Prog Soc) 1,094 (1.9%)
Bullick, E. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 950 (1.6%)
Cullen, G. (Democratic Left) 747 (1.2%) ?

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 14,113; Electorate: 70,253; Turnout: (78.5%)


Foyle
Hume, John
(Social Democratic and Labour Party) 26,710 (51.5%)
Campbell, G. (Democratic Unionist Party) 13,705 (26.4%)
McGuinness, M. (Sinn Féin) 9,149 (17.6%)
McIlroy, L. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 1,390 (2.7%)
mcKenzie, G. (Workers' Party) 514 (1%)
Burns, J. (Natural Law Party) 422 (0.8%)

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 13,005; Electorate: 74,673; Turnout: (69.5%)


Lagan Valley
Molyneaux, James
(Ulster Unionist Party) 29,772 (60.9%)
Close, S. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 6,207 (12.7%)
Lewsley, H. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 4,626 (9.5%)
Coleridge, T. (Conservative Party) 4,423 (9%)
Rice, P. (Sinn Féin) 3,346 (6.8%)
Lowry, A-M. (Workers' Party) 582 (1.1%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 23,565; Electorate: 72,708; Turnout: (67.3%)


Mid Ulster
McCrea, William
(Democratic Unionist Party) 23,181 (42.3%)
Haughey, D. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 16,994 (31%)
McElduff, B. (Sinn Féin) 10,248 (18.7%)
McLaughlin, J. (Independent) 1,996 (3.6%)
Gormley, A. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 1,506 (2.7%)
Hutchinson, H. (LTU) 389 (0.7%)
Owens, T. (Workers' Party) 285 (0.5%)
Anderson, J. (Natural Law Party) 164 (0.3%)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) majority: 6,187; Electorate: 69,138; Turnout: (79.2%)


Newry and Armagh
Mallon, Seamus
(Social Democratic and Labour Party) 26,073 (49.6%)
Speers, J. (Ulster Unionist Party) 18,982 (36%)
Curran, B. (Sinn Féin) 6,547 (12.4%)
Bell, E. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 972 (1.8%)

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 7,091; Electorate: 67,531; Turnout: (77.9%)


Strangford
Taylor, John
(Ulster Unionist Party) 19,517 (43.6%)
Wilson, S (Democratic Unionist Party) 19,606 (23.7%)
McCarthy, K. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 7,585 (16.9%)
Eyre, S. (Conservative Party) 6,782 (15%)
Shaw, D. (Natural Law Party) 295 (0.7%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 8,911; Electorate: 68,901; Turnout: (65.0%)


Upper Bann
Trimble, David
(Ulster Unionist Party) 26,824 (59%)
Rodgers, B. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 10,661 (23.4%)
Curran, B. (Sinn Féin) 2,777 (6.1%)
Ramsay, W. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 2,541 (5.6%)
Jones, C. (Conservative Party) 1,566 (3.4%)
French, T. (Workers' Party) 1,120 (2.5%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 16,163; Electorate: 67,460; Turnout: (67.4%)


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