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Lagan Valley election results 1983-2010

[edit] Elections

General Election 2010: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Jeffrey Donaldson [3] 18,199 49.8 -8.5
Conservatives and Unionists Daphne Trimble[4] 7,713 21.1 -1.8
Alliance Trevor Lunn[5] 4,174 11.4 +0.5
Traditional Unionist Voice Keith Harbinson 3,154 8.6 +8.6
SDLP Brian Heading[6] 1,835 5.0 -1.1
Sinn Féin Paul Butler[7] 1,465 4.0 -3.5

[] Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Jeffrey Donaldson 23,289 54.7 +41.3
Ulster Unionist Basil McCrea 9,172 21.5 -35.0
Alliance Seamus Close 4,316 10.1 -6.5
Sinn Féin Paul Butler 3,197 7.5 +1.6
SDLP Patricia Lewsley 2,598 6.1 -1.4
Majority 14,117 33.2
Turnout 42,572 60.2 -3.0
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist Swing +38.1
General Election 2001: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Jeffrey Donaldson 25,966 56.5 +1.1
Alliance Seamus Close 7,624 16.6 -0.6
Democratic Unionist Edwin Poots 6,164 13.4 -0.1
SDLP Patricia Lewsley 3,462 7.5 -0.2
Sinn Féin Paul Butler 2,725 5.9 +3.4
Majority 18,342 39.9
Turnout 45,941 63.2 +1.0
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1997: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Jeffrey Donaldson 24,560 55.4
Alliance Seamus Close 7,635 17.2
Democratic Unionist Edwin Poots 6,005 13.6
SDLP Dolores Kelly 3,436 7.8
Conservative Stuart Sexton 1,212 2.7
Sinn Féin Sue Ramsey 1,110 2.5
Workers' Party Frances McCarthy 203 0.5
Natural Law Hugh Finlay 149 0.3
Majority 16,925 38.2
Turnout 44,310 62.2
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1992: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Jim Molyneaux 29,772 60.8
Alliance Seamus Close 6,207 12.7
SDLP Hugh Lewsley 4,626 9.5
Conservative Timothy Coleridge 4,423 9.0
Sinn Féin Patrick Rice 3,346 6.8
Workers' Party Ann Marie Lowry 582 1.2
Majority 23,565 48.1
Turnout 48,956 67.3
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1987: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Jim Molyneaux 29,101 70.0
Alliance Seamus Close 5,728 13.8
SDLP Billy McDonnell 2,888 6.9
Sinn Féin Patrick Rice 2,656 6.4
Workers' Party John Lowry 1,215 2.9
Majority 23,373 56.2
Turnout 41,588 64.4
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
Lagan Valley by-election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Jim Molyneaux 32,514 90.7
Workers' Party John Lowry 3,328 9.3
Majority 29,186
Turnout 57.8
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1983: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Jim Molyneaux 24,017 59.2
Democratic Unionist William Beattie 6,801 16.8
Alliance Seamus Close 4,593 11.3
SDLP Cormac Boomer 2,603 6.4
Sinn Féin Richard McAuley 1,751 4.3
Workers' Party Gerard Loughlin 809 2.0
Majority 17,216 42.4
Turnout 67.6
Ulster Unionist hold Swing

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