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Westminster By-Election (NI) 7 March 2013



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Westminster By-Election (NI) - Mid Ulster
Thursday 7 March 2013

Introduction

The Mid Ulster by-election was called following the resignation of the sitting MP Martin McGuinness (SF). McGuinness gave up the seat following a decision by Sinn Féin to end the practice of people holding elected positions in two parliaments / assemblies. The DUP and the UUP entered into an electoral pact and selected Nigel Lutton as an agreed Unionist candidate.

Summary of Results

DRAFT Results

Electorate: 67,916
Votes Polled: ?
Spoiled votes: ?
Total valid vote: 37,208
Percentage turnout: ?%

Party
Votes
% Valid Votes
Francie Molloy, Sinn Féin (SF) 17,462 46.93%
Nigel Lutton, agreed Unionist 12,781 34.35%
Patsy McGlone, Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 6,478 17.41%
Eric Bullick, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 487 1.31%
Total
37,208
100.00

Source: Various media reports

 


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