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Westminster By-Election (NI) 9 June 2011

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Westminster By-Election (NI)
Thursday 9 June 2011


The Belfast West by-election was called following the resignation of the sitting MP Gerry Adams. Adams had never taken his seat at Westminster. He resigned so that he could contest the election to the Dail.

Summary of Results

Electorate: 61,441
Votes Polled: 23,057
Total valid vote: 22,951
Spoiled votes: 97
Percentage turnout: 37.53%

% Valid Votes
Paul Maskey, Sinn Féin (SF) 16,211 70.63%
Alex Attwood, Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 3,088 13.45%
Gerry Carroll, People Belfore Profit Alliance (PBPA) 1,751 7.63%
Brian Kingston, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 1,393 6.07%
Bill Manwaring, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 386 1.68%
Aaron McIntyre, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 122 0.53%

Source: Various media reports


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