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South Antrim: Anxious wait, but Ford makes it home in end

By Staff Reporter

Published 09/05/2016

Paul Girvan in good form after topping the poll
Paul Girvan in good form after topping the poll

It was a DUP hat-trick once again in South Antrim with the election results cementing their position of dominance in the constituency.

Paul Girvan, Pamela Cameron and Trevor Clarke were elected for the biggest unionist party and were joined by former Royal Navy submarine commander Steven Aiken.

There was an anxious wait for Alliance leader David Ford before he finally retained his seat for the fourth time.

It was a good night for Sinn Fein with Declan Kearney, who was replacing outgoing MLA Mitchel McLaughlin, also elected.

His mention of an all Ireland mandate in his acceptance speech was met with boos from unionist members of the crowd.

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