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Westminster By-Election (NI) 17 May 1990



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Text & Research: Martin Melaugh
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Westminster By-Election (NI)
Thursday 17 May 1990

Introduction

The By-Election to the Westminster seat of Upper Bann was called following the death of the sitting Member of Parliament, Harold McCusker, in February 1990.

 

Summary of Results

 

 

Electorate

66377

 

Spoiled Votes

174

 

Total Valid Votes

35466

 

Percentage Valid Votes

53.43

 

 

 

 

Candidate (Party)

No. Valid Votes

% Valid Votes

D. Trimble (Ulster Unionist Party; UUP)

20,547

57.97

Mrs B. Rogers (Social Democratic and Labour Party; SDLP)

6,698

18.90

Ms S. Campbell (Sinn Féin; SF)

2,033

5.74

Rev H. Ross (Ulster Independent)

1,534

4.33

T. French (Workers' Party; WP)

1,083

3.06

Mrs C. Jones (Conservative Party)

1,038

2.93

Dr W. Ramsay (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland; APNI)

948

2.67

G. McMichael (Ulster Democratic Party; UDP)

600

1.69

P. Doran (Green Party)

576

1.63

E. Holmes (Right to Vote Labour)

235

0.66

A. Dunn (Social Democrat Party)

154

0.43

Total

35,446

100.00

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) Majority

13,849

 

Sources:
Elliott, S. & Flakes, W.D. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999 Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Whitaker's Almanack (1991) London: A & C Black.

 


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