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Londonderry East election results 1983-2010

[edit] Elections

General Election 2010: East Londonderry

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Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell 12,097 34.6 -6.3
Sinn Féin Cathal Ó hOisín 6,742 19.3 +1.9
Conservatives and Unionists Lesley Macaulay 6,218 17.8 -1.9
SDLP Thomas Conway 5,399 15.4 -3.9
Traditional Unionist Voice William Ross 2,572 7.4 +7.4
Alliance Barney Fitzpatrick 1,922 5.5 +3.1
Majority 5,355 15.3
Turnout 34,950 55.3 -8.4
Democratic Unionist hold Swing

[] Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell 15,225 42.9 +10.8
Ulster Unionist David McClarty 7,498 21.1 -6.3
SDLP John Dallat 6,077 17.1 -3.7
Sinn Féin Billy Leonard 5,709 16.1 +0.5
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 924 2.6 -1.5
Independent Malcolm Samuel 71 0.2 N/A
Majority 7,727 21.8
Turnout 35,504 60.3 -5.9
Democratic Unionist hold Swing +8.5
General Election 2001: East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell 12,813 32.1 +6.5
Ulster Unionist William Ross 10,912 27.4 -8.2
SDLP John Dallat 8,298 20.8 -0.9
Sinn Féin Francie Brolly 6,221 15.6 +6.5
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 1,625 4.1 -2.3
Majority 1,901 4.7
Turnout 39,869 66.2 +1.4
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist Swing
General Election 1997: East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Ross 13,558 36.0 -29.26
Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell 9,767 26.0 +25.6
SDLP Arthur Doherty 8,273 22.0 +1.83
Sinn Féin Malachy O'Kane 3,463 9.0 +5.59
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 2,427 6.0 -0.94
Conservative James Holmes 436 1.0 -2.41
Natural Law Clare Gallen 100 0.26 N/A
National Democrats Ian Anderson 81 0.21 N/A
Majority 3,794 10.0 -25.2
Turnout 38,102 64.77 -5.03
Ulster Unionist hold Swing -23.8

1997 changes are compared to the notional figures from 1992[7]

Notional 1992 UK General Election Result: East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist N/A 23,287 64.9 N/A
SDLP N/A 7,134 19.9 N/A
Alliance N/A 2,634 7.3 N/A
Conservative N/A 1,589 4.4 N/A
Sinn Féin N/A 1,261 3.5 N/A
Majority 16,153 45.0 N/A
General Election 1992: East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Ross 30,370 57.6
SDLP Arthur Doherty 11,843 22.4
Sinn Féin Pauline Davey-Kennedy 5,320 10.1
Alliance Paddy McGowan 3,613 6.8
Conservative Alan Elder 1,589 3.0 N/A
Majority 18,527 35.2
Turnout 52,735 69.8 +0.7
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1987: East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Ross 29,532 60.5
SDLP Arthur Doherty 9,375 19.2
Sinn Féin John Davey 5,464 11.2
Alliance Paddy McGowan 3,237 6.6
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly 935 1.9
Ecology Malcolm Samuel 281 0.6 N/A
Majority 20,157 35.2
Turnout 48,824 68.7
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
East Londonderry by-election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Ross 30,922 93.9 + 56.0
"For the Anglo-Irish Agreement" "Peter Barry" 2,001 6.1 N/A
Majority 28,921 87.8 + 73.7
Turnout 32,923 46.8 - 29.5
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1983: East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Ross 19,469 37.9 N/A
Democratic Unionist James McClure 12,207 23.8 N/A
SDLP Arthur Doherty 9,397 18.3 N/A
Sinn Féin John Davey 7,073 13.8 N/A
Alliance Martha McGrath 2,401 4.7 N/A
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly 819 1.6 N/A
Majority 7,262 14.1 N/A
Turnout 51,366 76.3 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

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