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Newry and Armagh election results 1983-2010

[edit] Election results

General Election 2010: Newry and Armagh[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 18,857 42.0 +0.6
SDLP Dominic Bradley 10,526 23.4 -1.8
Conservatives and Unionists Danny Kennedy 8,558 19.1 +5.2
Democratic Unionist William Irwin 5,764 12.8 -5.6
Independent Willie Frazer 656 1.5 +1.5
Alliance Andrew Muir 545 1.2 +1.2
Majority 8,331 18.6 +2.4
Turnout 44,906 60.4 -9.6
Sinn Féin hold Swing
Election results
General Election 2005: Newry and Armagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 20,965 41.4 +10.5
SDLP Dominic Bradley 12,770 25.2 -12.2
Democratic Unionist Paul Berry 9,311 18.4 -1.0
Ulster Unionist Danny Kennedy 7,025 13.9 +1.6
Independent Gerry Markey 625 1.2 +1.2
Majority 8,195 16.2
Turnout 50,696 70.0 -6.8
Sinn Féin gain from SDLP Swing +11.3
General Election 2001: Newry and Armagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Seamus Mallon 20,784 37.4 -5.6
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 17,209 30.9 +9.9
Democratic Unionist Paul Berry 10,795 19.4
Ulster Unionist Sylvia McRoberts 6,833 12.3 -21.5
Majority 3,575 6.5
Turnout 55,621 76.8 +1.3
SDLP hold Swing
General Election 1997: Newry and Armagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Seamus Mallon 22,904 43.0 -6.3
Ulster Unionist Danny Kennedy 18,015 33.8 -2.4
Sinn Féin Pat McNamee 11,218 21.1 +8.6
Alliance P. Whitcroft 1,015 1.9 +0.0
Natural Law D. Evans 123 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,889
Turnout 75.4 -2.5
SDLP hold Swing

1997 Changes are compared to the 1992 notional results shown below [5].

Notional 1992 UK General Election Result: Newry and Armagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP N/A 25,740 49.3 N/a
Ulster Unionist N/A 18,930 36.3 N/A
Sinn Féin N/A 6,530 12.5 N/A
Alliance N/A 972 1.9 N/A
Majority 6,810 13.1 N/A
General Election 1992: Newry and Armagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Seamus Mallon 26,073 49.6 +1.5
Ulster Unionist Jim Speers 18,982 36.1 -1.8
Sinn Féin Brendan Curran 6,547 12.5 +0.7
Alliance Eileen Bell 972 1.8 +0.5
Majority 7,091
Turnout 77.9 -1.3
SDLP hold Swing
General Election 1987: Newry and Armagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Seamus Mallon 25,137 48.1 +11.7
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 19,812 37.9 -2.1
Sinn Féin Jim McAllister 6,173 11.8 -9.1
Alliance W. H. Jeffrey 664 1.3 N/A
Workers' Party J. O'Hanlon 482 0.9 -1.4
Majority 5,325 10.2 +6.9
Turnout 79.2 +3.2
SDLP gain from Ulster Unionist Swing
Newry and Armagh by-election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Seamus Mallon 22,694
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 20,111
Sinn Féin Jim McAllister 6,609
Workers' Party Patrick McCusker 515
Majority 2,583
Turnout
SDLP gain from Ulster Unionist Swing
General Election 1983: Newry and Armagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Jim Nicholson 18,988 40.0 N/A
SDLP Seamus Mallon 17,434 36.8 N/A
Sinn Féin Jim McAllister 9,928 20.9 N/A
Workers' Party T. Moore 1,070 2.3 N/A
Majority 1,554 3.3 N/A
Turnout 76.0 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

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