Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 April 2015

Northern Ireland Assembly elections: East Belfast results

DUP MLA Gordon Dunne said the development would enhance the fabric of Holywood
DUP MLA Gordon Dunne said the development would enhance the fabric of Holywood
Northern Ireland Assembly election May 2011: Counting starts in the Northern Ireland Assembly election at Newtownards Leisure Centre
Northern Ireland Assembly election May 2011: Sinn Fein's Paul Maskey and Jennifer McCann are elected on the first count for West Belfast
Northern Ireland Assembly election May 2011: Anna Lo of the Alliance party is elected for South Belfast
Northern Ireland Assembly election May 2011: A delay at the counts in the King's Hall, Belfast
Sinn Fein's Caral Ni Chuilin as the ballot boxes are opened for counting in the Valley Leisure Centre
Raymond McCord (Independent) and Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly at the count in Valley Leisure Centre
DUP's Paul Girvan and Trevor Clarke pump their fist with joy after being elected for South Antrim on the first count at Valley Leisure Centre
First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson with Michelle McIlveen and Jonathan Bell who won seats in the Strangford election at the count in Newtownards Leisure Centre
Martina Anderson who was returned as an MLA in the Foyle Constituency last night at the count in Lisneal College after coming second in the poll and being elected on the first count
An emotional Nelson McCausland and wife Mary are overcome with joy after being elected for North Belfast on the first count at Valley Leisure Centre for the Northern Ireland Assembly election
DUP's Michelle McIIveen tops the poll in Srangford and is congragulated by Jim Shannon (left) and Robert Gibson at the election count at Ards Leisure Centre
North Ireland Assembly election count at Lisburn Leisure Centre - South Down Constituency. Margaret Ritchie, SDLP leader after being elected
Pol Callaghan (SDLP) who was one of the Foyle MLAs standing for re-election at yesterday's count in LIsneal College
Alliance leader David Ford celebrating with his wife Anne and kids after being elected for South Antrim on the second count at Valley Leisure Centre
DUP's Michelle McIlveen who won a seat in the Strangford election at the count in Newtownards Leisure Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections.
Gregory Campbell celebrates with his wife Frances and party workers after he was reelected to the Northern Ireland Assembly
DUP Sammy Wilson happy with how the East Antrim counting is going in the Valley Leisure Centre for the Assembley election count.
East Londonderry MLA George Robinson (DUP) at yesterdays count in LIsneal College. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 6.5.11
Eamonn McCann
Pol Callaghan (SDLP) who was one of the Foyle MLA's standing for re-election at yesterdays count in LIsneal College. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 6.5.11
PACEMAKER BELFAST 6/5/2011DUP Nelson McCausland as the ballot boxes are opened for counting in the Valley Leisure Centre for the North Belfast Assembley election count in the Northern Ireland Assembely.Photo Colm O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 6/5/2011 DUP Nigel Dodds as the ballot boxes are opened for counting in the Valley Leisure Centre for the Antrim Council election count.Photo Colm O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 6/5/2011Raymond McCord Independent and Sinn Feins Gerry Kelly at the counting in the Valley Leisure Centre for the soth Antrim Assembley count for the Northern Ireland Assembely election.Photo Colm O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 6/5/2011 DUP Sammy Wilson happy with how the East Antrim counting is going in the Valley Leisure Centre for the Assembley election count.Photo Colm O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 6/5/2011Stewart Dickson Alliance Party checks how the East Antrim counting is going in the Valley Leisure Centre for the Assembley election count.Photo Colm O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson arrives at the count in Newtownards Leisure Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections.
First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson, pictured with daughter Rebekah, puts on an id braclet after he was asked for id before being allowed to enter the count at Newtownards Leisure Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections
Pacemaker Press 6/5/2011 A delay at the Counts in the King's Hall for the West and South Belfast assembly elections Pic Colm Lenaghan
Pacemaker Press 6/5/2011 SDLP's Alastair McDonnell with his family at the Counts in the King's Hall for the South Belfast assembly elections Pic Colm Lenaghan
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 6th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comElecion Copunt @ Seven Towers Leisure Centre in BallymenaNorth Antrim /Mid Ulster Count Ian Paisley Junior at the North Antrim Count Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 6th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comElecion Copunt @ Seven Towers Leisure Centre in BallymenaNorth Antrim /Mid Ulster Count Ian Paisley Junior at the North Antrim Count Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 6th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comElecion Copunt @ Seven Towers Leisure Centre in BallymenaNorth Antrim /Mid Ulster Count Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 6th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comElecion Copunt @ Seven Towers Leisure Centre in BallymenaNorth Antrim /Mid Ulster Count Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 6th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comElecion Copunt @ Seven Towers Leisure Centre in BallymenaNorth Antrim /Mid Ulster Count Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 6th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comElecion Copunt @ Seven Towers Leisure Centre in BallymenaNorth Antrim /Mid Ulster Count Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Left to right. Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams and Pat Sheehan pictured at the Kings Hall.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Left to right. Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams pictured at the Kings Hall.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. The DUP's Brian Kingston at the Kings Hall.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Sinn Fein's Alex Maskey at the Kings Hall.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Alliance's Anna Lo at the Kings Hall.
Noel McCurdy and Johnny Currie from Rathlin Island hand over The Rathlin Island Ballot boxes to Richard Lewis Chief Executive of Moyle District Council as he brings them ashore at Ballycastle late on Thursday night, before they were were transferred to Ballymena counting centre for vertification.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. Sinn Feins Alex Maskey and the DUP's Jimmy Spratt.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Sinn Fein's Pat Sheehan pictured at the Kings Hall.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. The DUP's Nigel Dodds pictured at the Kings Hall.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -Monday 5th May 2011 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/ PressEye.com - Counting starts at different count centers across Northern Ireland after voters went to the polls yesterday to elect new members for the Stormont Assembly and local councils. Voters are also took part in the referendum regarding the way Westminster MPs are elected. Counting starts at the Kings Hall in south Belfast.

(First Count)

+Peter Robinson (DUP) 9,149

Judith Cochrane (Alliance) 4,329

+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,183

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 2,668

+Robin Newton (DUP) 2,436

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,194

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 1,702

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,493

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,030

Philip Robinson (UUP) 943

Harry Toan (TUV) 712

Martin Gregg (Green) 572

Ann Cooper (BNP) 337

Magdalena Wolska (SDLP) 250

Tommy Black (Soc) 201

Kevin McNally (WP) 102

Stephen Stewart (Ind S) 46

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Elected: Peter Robinson

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Party share of poll:

DUP 14,253 (44.06%)

Alliance 8,512 (26.31%)

UUP 3,137 (9.70%)

Ind 1,702 (5.26%)

PUP 1,493 (4.62%)

SF 1,030 (3.18%)

TUV 712 (2.20%)

Green 572 (1.77%)

BNP 337 (1.04%)

SDLP 250 (0.77%)

Soc 201 (0.62%)

WP 102 (0.32%)

Ind S 46 (0.14%)

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(Second Count)

Distribution of Robinson's surplus

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Judith Cochrane (Alliance) 4,432

+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,307

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 3,683

+Robin Newton (DUP) 4,801

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,355

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 1,909

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,667

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,037

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,130

Harry Toan (TUV) 744

Martin Gregg (Green) 614

Ann Cooper (BNP) 355

Magdalena Wolska (SDLP) 253

Tommy Black (Soc) 205

Kevin McNally (WP) 107

Stephen Stewart (Ind S) 54

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Elected: Robin Newton

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(Third Count)

Distribution of Newton's surplus

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Judith Cochrane (Alliance) 4,433

+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,309

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 3,809

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,357

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 1,911

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,670

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,037

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,131

Harry Toan (TUV) 744

Martin Gregg (Green) 614

Ann Cooper (BNP) 355

Magdalena Wolska (SDLP) 253

Tommy Black (Soc) 205

Kevin McNally (WP) 107

Stephen Stewart (Ind S) 54

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Eliminated: Kevin McNally, Stephen Stewart

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(Fourth Count)

Distribution of McNally's and Stewart's votes

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Judith Cochrane (Alliance) 4,449

+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,320

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 3,820

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,357

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 1,926

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,671

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,061

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,139

Harry Toan (TUV) 745

Martin Gregg (Green) 624

Ann Cooper (BNP) 358

Magdalena Wolska (SDLP) 270

Tommy Black (Soc) 217

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Eliminated: Tommy Black

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(Fifth Count)

Distribution of Black's votes

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Judith Cochrane (Alliance) 4,498

+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,331

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 3,831

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,383

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 1,955

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,681

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,070

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,142

Harry Toan (TUV) 753

Martin Gregg (Green) 649

Ann Cooper (BNP) 365

Magdalena Wolska (SDLP) 275

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Eliminated: Ann Cooper, Magdalena Wolska

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(Sixth Count)

Distribution of Cooper's and Wolska's votes

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Judith Cochrane (Alliance) 4,572

+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,420

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 3,892

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,437

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 2,010

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,761

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,127

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,161

Harry Toan (TUV) 801

Martin Gregg (Green) 691

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Eliminated: Martin Gregg

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(Seventh Count)

Distribution of Gregg's votes

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Judith Cochrane (Alliance) 4,755

+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,530

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 3,941

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,476

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 2,094

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,787

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,148

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,189

Harry Toan (TUV) 824

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Elected: Judith Cochrane

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Eliminated: Harry Toan

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(Eighth Count)

Distribution of Cochrane's surplus

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Distribution of Toan's votes

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+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,572

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 4,053

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,618

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 2,179

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,873

Niall O'Donnghaile (SF) 1,149

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,294

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Eliminated: Niall O'Donnghaile

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(Ninth Count)

Distribution of O'Donnghaile's votes

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+Chris Lyttle (Alliance) 4,696

Sammy Douglas (DUP) 4,078

Michael Copeland (UUP) 2,625

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 2,229

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,884

Philip Robinson (UUP) 1,296

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Elected: Chris Lyttle

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Eliminated: Philip Robinson

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(Tenth Count)

Distribution of Robinson's votes

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Sammy Douglas (DUP) 4,455

Michael Copeland (UUP) 3,225

+Dawn Purvis (Ind) 2,320

Brian Ervine (PUP) 1,963

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Eliminated: Brian Ervine

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Electorate 61,263; Turnout 32,828 (53.59%)

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