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Foyle election results 1983-2005

[edit] Elections

General Election 2010: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Mark Durkan[3] 16,922 44.7 -1.7
Sinn Féin Martina Anderson[4] 12,098 31.9 -1.4
Democratic Unionist Maurice Devenney[5] 4,489 11.8 -2.2
People Before Profit Eamonn McCann[6] 2,936 7.7 N/A
Conservatives and Unionists David Harding[7] 1,221 3.2 +0.9
Alliance Keith McGrellis[8] 223 0.6% +0.6
Majority 4,824 12.7
Turnout 37,889 57.5 -12.5
SDLP hold Swing

[] Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Mark Durkan 21,119 46.3 -3.9
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 15,162 33.2 +6.6
Democratic Unionist William Hay 6,557 14.1 -0.8
Socialist Environmental Eamonn McCann 1,649 3.6 +3.6
Ulster Unionist Earl Storey 1,094 2.4 -4.5
Rainbow Dream Ticket Ben Reel 31 0.1 +0.1
Majority 5,957 13.1 -10.5
Turnout 45,609 65.9 -3.0
SDLP hold Swing 5.3
General Election 2001: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP John Hume 24,538 50.2 -2.3
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 12,988 26.6 +2.6
Democratic Unionist William Hay 7,414 15.2 -6.4
Ulster Unionist Andrew Davidson 3,360 6.9 N/A
Alliance Colm Kavanagh 579 1.2 -0.5
Majority 11,550 23.6
Turnout 48,879 68.9 -1.8
SDLP hold Swing
General Election 1997: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP John Hume 25,109 52.5 +1.0
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 11,445 23.9 +6.3
Democratic Unionist William Hay 10,290 21.5 -4.9
Alliance H. Bell 817 1.7 -1.0
Natural Law D. Brennan 154 0.3 -0.5
Majority 13,664
Turnout 70.7
SDLP hold Swing
General Election 1992: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP John Hume 26,710 51.5
Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell 13,705 26.4
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 9,149 17.6
Alliance Lara McIlroy 1,390 2.7
Workers' Party Gordon McKenzie 514 1.0
Natural Law John Burns 422 0.8
Majority 13,005
Turnout 69.6
SDLP hold Swing
General Election 1987: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP John Hume 23,743 48.8
Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell 13,883 28.6
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 8,707 17.9
Alliance Elizabeth Zammitt 1,276 2.6
Workers' Party Eamonn Melaugh 1,022 2.1
Majority 9,860 20.3
Turnout 69.0
SDLP hold Swing
General Election 1983: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP John Hume 24,071 46.0
Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell 15,923 30.5
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 10,607 20.3
Alliance Gerard O'Grady 1,108 2.1
Workers' Party Eamonn Melaugh 582 1.1
Majority 8,148 15.6
Turnout 77.6
SDLP hold Swing

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