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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly elections: South Down results

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
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)

+Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) 8,506

+Caitriona Ruane (SF) 5,955

+Jim Wells (DUP) 5,200

+John McCallister (UUP) 4,409

+Willie Clarke (SF) 3,882

Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 3,758

Naomi Baillie (SF) 3,050

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 2,663

Henry Reilly (UKIP) 2,332

Cadogan Enright (Green) 1,107

David Griffin (Alliance) 864

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Elected: Margaret Ritchie

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Party share of poll:

SDLP 14,927 (35.77%, +4.41%)

SF 12,887 (30.88%, +0.23%)

DUP 5,200 (12.46%, -5.22%)

UUP 4,409 (10.57%, +0.93%)

UKIP 2,332 (5.59%, +2.92%)

Green 1,107 (2.65%, -0.87%)

Alliance 864 (2.07%, +0.57%)

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(Second Count)

Distribution of Ritchie's surplus

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+Caitriona Ruane (SF) 6,192

+Jim Wells (DUP) 5,282

+John McCallister (UUP) 4,481

+Willie Clarke (SF) 3,958

Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 4,319

Naomi Baillie (SF) 3,150

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 3,845

Henry Reilly (UKIP) 2,353

Cadogan Enright (Green) 1,227

David Griffin (Alliance) 915

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Elected: Caitriona Ruane

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Eliminated: David Griffin

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(Third Count)

Distribution of Ruane's surplus

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Distribution of Griffin's votes

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+Jim Wells (DUP) 5,355

+John McCallister (UUP) 4,625

+Willie Clarke (SF) 3,993

Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 4,433

Naomi Baillie (SF) 3,161

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 3,958

Henry Reilly (UKIP) 2,374

Cadogan Enright (Green) 1,239

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Eliminated: Cadogan Enright

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(Fourth Count)

Distribution of Enright's votes

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+Jim Wells (DUP) 5,404

+John McCallister (UUP) 4,711

+Willie Clarke (SF) 4,094

Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 4,675

Naomi Baillie (SF) 3,305

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 4,222

Henry Reilly (UKIP) 2,398

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Eliminated: Henry Reilly

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(Fifth Count)

Distribution of Reilly's votes

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+Jim Wells (DUP) 6,543

+John McCallister (UUP) 5,680

+Willie Clarke (SF) 4,101

Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 4,702

Naomi Baillie (SF) 3,306

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 4,251

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Elected: Jim Wells

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(Sixth Count)

Distribution of Wells's surplus

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+John McCallister (UUP) 6,239

+Willie Clarke (SF) 4,103

Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 4,707

Naomi Baillie (SF) 3,308

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 4,259

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Elected: John McCallister

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Eliminated: Naomi Baillie

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(Seventh Count)

Distribution of Baillie's votes

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+Willie Clarke (SF) 6,777

Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 4,842

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 4,449

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Elected: Willie Clarke

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(Eighth Count)

Distribution of Clarke's surplus

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Karen McKevitt (SDLP) 5,347

Eamonn O'Neill (SDLP) 4,882

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Elected: Karen McKevitt

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Electorate 73,240; Turnout 42,551 (58.10%, -6.92%)

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2007: Turnout 46,623 (65.02%)

First Count - Ruane (SF) 6,334; Ritchie (SDLP) 5,838; Bradley (SDLP)

5,652; Wells (DUP) 5,542; Clarke (SF) 5,138; McCallister (UUP) 4,447;

Carr (SDLP) 2,972; McConvey (SF) 2,662; Burns (DUP) 2,611; Mussen

(Green) 1,622; Reilly (UKIP) 1,229; Griffin (Alliance) 691;

Cunningham (Ind) 434; Wharton (UKU) 424; Bowles (C) 391; Curran (Lab)

123. Elected: Ruane, Ritchie, Bradley, Wells, Clarke, McCallister

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