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Westminster General Election (NI) Thursday 7 June 2001

This page contains the results of the 7 June 2001 Westminster General Election.
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Introduction

The following provides the results from the 18 Northern Ireland constituencies where the 2001 Westminster General Election was contested. There were changes to the boundaries of the constituencies since between the Westminster election in 1992 and that in 1997. These changes resulted in one additional constituency and also affected most of the previous 17 constituencies. Direct comparison between the results in 1992 and those in 1997 (and 1992 and 2001) are not therefore possible. The reader should also note that the Democratic Unionist Party (Democratic Unionist Party) and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) did not contest some of the constituencies so as not to split the Unionist vote it is not possible therefore 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 Northern Ireland Results

Eligible Electorate: 1,191,070
Number of Votes Cast (Turnout / Poll): 817,455
Percentage Turnout / Poll: 68.63%
Number of Invalid / Spoilt Votes: 7,074
Number of Valid Votes Cast: 810,381
Percentage Valid Votes Cast: 68.04%


Northern Ireland

Party

Seats

Votes

%share

Ulster Unionist Party

6

216839

26.76

Democratic Unionist Party

5

181999

22.46

Sinn Féin

4

175932

21.71

Social Democratic and Labour Party

3

169873

20.96

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

0

28999

3.58

United Kingdon Unionist Party

0

13509

1.67

Independent Ulster Unionist

0

6843

0.84

Progressive Unionist Party

0

4781

0.59

Northern Ireland Women's Coalition

0

2968

0.37

Conservative Party

0

2422

0.30

Workers' Party

0

2352

0.29

Northern Ireland Unionist Party

0

1794

0.22

Other Candidates

0

2070

0.26

Total

18

810381

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

1191070

810381

68.04


Percentage share of the Vote by each of the political parties

 

 

Constituencies won by each of the political parties

 

 

18 Constituency Results


East Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Roy Beggs

Ulster Unionist Party

13101

36.39

Sammy Wilson

Democratic Unionist Party

12973

36.04

John Matthews

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

4483

12.45

Danny O'Connor

Social Democratic and Labour Party

2641

7.34

Robert Mason

Independent

1092

3.03

Janette Graffin

Sinn Féin

903

2.51

Alan Greer

Conservative Party

807

2.24

Total

36000

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

60897

36000

59.12

128


North Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Ian Paisley

Democratic Unionist Party

24539

49.86

Lexie Scott

Ulster Unionist Party

10315

20.96

Sean Farren

Social Democratic and Labour Party

8283

16.83

John Kelly

Sinn Féin

4822

9.80

Jayne Dunlop

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

1258

2.56

Total

49217

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

74451

49217

66.11

14224


South Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

David Burnside

Ulster Unionist Party

16366

37.06

Willie McCrea

Democratic Unionist Party

15355

34.77

Sean McKee

Social Democratic and Labour Party

5336

12.08

Martin Meehan

Sinn Féin

4160

9.42

David Ford

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

1969

4.46

Norman Boyd

Northern Ireland Unionist Party

972

2.20

Total

44158

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

70651

44158

62.50

1011


Belfast East

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Peter Robinson

Democratic Unionist Party

15667

42.53

Tim Lemon

Ulster Unionist Party

8550

23.21

David Alderdice

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

5832

15.83

David Ervine

Progressive Unionist Party

3669

9.96

Joseph Gerard O'Donnell

Sinn Féin

1237

3.36

Ciara Farren

Social Democratic and Labour Party

888

2.41

Terry Dick

Conservative Party

800

2.17

Joseph Bell

Workers Party

123

0.33

Rainbow George Weiss

Vote For Yourself

71

0.19

Total

36837

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

58455

36837

63.02

7117


Belfast North

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Nigel Dodds

Democratic Unionist Party

16718

40.84

Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin

10331

25.24

Alban Maginness

Social Democratic and Labour Party

8592

20.99

Cecil Walker

Ulster Unionist Party

4904

11.98

Marcella Delaney

The Workers' Party

253

0.62

Rainbow George Weiss

Vote For Yourself

134

0.33

Total

40932

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

60941

40932

67.17

6387


Belfast South

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Martin Smyth

Ulster Unionist Party

17008

44.81

Alasdair McDonnell

Social Democratic and Labour Party

11609

30.59

Monica McWilliams

Northern Ireland Women's Coalition

2968

7.82

Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin

2894

7.63

Geraldine Rice

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

2042

5.38

Dawn Purvis

Progressive Unionist Party

1112

2.93

Patrick Joseph Lynch

The Workers' Party

204

0.54

Rainbow George Weiss

Vote For Yourself

115

0.30

Total

37952

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

59436

37952

63.85

5399


Belfast West

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin

27096

66.12

Alex Attwood

Social Democratic and Labour Party

7754

18.92

Eric Smyth

Democratic Unionist Party

2641

6.44

Chris McGimpsey

Ulster Unionist Party

2541

6.20

John Lowry

Workers Party

736

1.80

David Kerr

Ulster Third Way

116

0.28

Rainbow George Weiss

Vote for Yourself

98

0.24

Total

40982

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

59617

40982

68.74

19342


North Down

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Sylvia Hermon

Ulster Unionist Party

20833

56.02

Bob McCartney

United Kingdom Unionist Party

13509

36.33

Marietta Farrell

Social Democratic and Labour Party

1275

3.43

Julian Robertson

Conservative Party

815

2.19

Chris Carter

Ulster Independent Voice

444

1.19

Eamon McConvey

Sinn Féin

313

0.84

Total

37189

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

63212

37189

58.83

7324


South Down

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Eddie McGrady

Social Democratic and Labour Party

24136

46.35

Mick Murphy

Sinn Féin

10278

19.74

Dermot Nesbitt

Ulster Unionist Party

9173

17.62

Jim Wells

Democratic Unionist Party

7802

14.98

Betty Campbell

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

685

1.32

Total

52074

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

73519

52074

70.83

13858


Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin

17739

34.13

James Cooper

Ulster Unionist Party

17686

34.03

Tommy Gallagher

Social Democratic and Labour Party

9706

18.67

Jim Dixon

Independent Ulster Unionist

6843

13.17

Total

51974

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

66640

51974

77.99

53


Foyle

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

John Hume

Social Democratic and Labour Party

24538

50.20

Mitchel McLaughlin

Sinn Féin

12988

26.57

William Hay

Democratic Unionist Party

7414

15.17

Andrew Davidson

Ulster Unionist Party

3360

6.87

Colm Cavanagh

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

579

1.18

Total

48879

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

70943

48879

68.90

11550


Lagan Valley

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Jeffrey Donaldson

Ulster Unionist Party

25966

56.52

Seamus Close

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

7624

16.60

Edwin Poots

Democratic Unionist Party

6164

13.42

Patricia Lewsley

Social Democratic and Labour Party

3462

7.54

Paul Butler

Sinn Féin

2725

5.93

Total

45941

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

72671

45941

63.22

18342


East Londonderry

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Gregory Campbell

Democratic Unionist Party

12813

32.14

Willie Ross

Ulster Unionist Party

10912

27.37

John Dallat

Social Democratic and Labour Party

8298

20.81

Francie Brolly

Sinn Féin

6221

15.60

Yvonne Boyle

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

1625

4.08

Total

39869

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

60276

39869

66.14

1901


Mid Ulster

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Martin McGuinness

Sinn Féin

25502

51.07

Ian McCrea

Democratic Unionist Party

15549

31.14

Eilish Haughey

Social Democratic and Labour Party

8376

16.77

Francie Donnelly

The Workers' Party

509

1.02

Total

49936

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

61390

49936

81.34

9953


Newry and Armagh

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Seamus Mallon

Social Democratic and Labour Party

20784

37.37

Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin

17209

30.94

Paul Berry

Democratic Unionist Party

10795

19.41

Sylvia McRoberts

Ulster Unionist Party

6833

12.28

Total

55621

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

72466

55621

76.75

3575


Strangford

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Iris Robinson

Democratic Unionist Party

18532

42.84

David McNarry

Ulster Unionist Party

17422

40.28

Kieran McCarthy

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

2902

6.71

Danny McCarthy

Social Democratic and Labour Party

2646

6.12

Liam Johnson

Sinn Féin

930

2.15

Cedric Wilson

Northern Ireland Unionist Party

822

1.90

Total

43254

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

72192

43254

59.92

1110


West Tyrone

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

Pat Doherty

Sinn Féin

19814

40.83

Willie Thompson

Ulster Unionist Party

14774

30.44

Brid Rodgers

Social Democratic and Labour Party

13942

28.73

Total

48530

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

60739

48530

79.90

5040


 

Upper Bann

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

David Trimble

Ulster Unionist Party

17095

33.50

David Simpson

Democratic Unionist Party

15037

29.46

Dara O'Hagan

Sinn Féin

10770

21.10

Dolores Kelly

Social Democratic and Labour Party

7607

14.91

Tom French

The Workers' Party

527

1.03

Total

51036

100.00

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

72574

51036

70.32

2058

 


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