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Monday 22 December 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly elections: West Belfast results

Fred Cobain election poster. Taken on the Doagh Road, Newtownabbey. Submitted by reader Bill Corr
Assembly election May 2011: Fred Cobain election poster. Taken on the Doagh Road, Newtownabbey. Submitted by reader Bill Corr
Northern Ireland Assembly election May 2011: Tom Elliott spoke as Sinn Fein celebrated a major gain in the Fermanagh/South Tyrone constituency
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: Counting starts in the Northern Ireland Assembly election at Newtownards Leisure Centre
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 from People Before Profit arrives at yesterdays count in LIsneal College. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 6.5.11
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)

+Paul Maskey (SF) 5,343

+Jennifer McCann (SF) 5,239

+Fra McCann (SF) 4,481

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,116

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 3,765

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 3,723

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,587

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,661

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,471

Colin Keenan (SDLP) 802

John Lowry (WP) 589

Pat Lawlor (Soc) 384

Dan McGuinness (Alliance) 365

Brian Pelan (Ind) 122

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Elected: Paul Maskey, Jennifer McCann

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Party share of poll:

SF 22,902 (66.10%, -3.83%)

SDLP 4,567 (13.18%, +1.02%)

DUP 2,587 (7.47%, -3.36%)

People 1,661 (4.79%, +2.50%)

UUP 1,471 (4.25%, +2.60%)

WP 589 (1.70%, +0.42%)

Soc 384 (1.11%)

Alliance 365 (1.05%, +0.67%)

Ind 122 (0.35%)

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(Second Count)

Distribution of Maskey's surplus

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,588

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,340

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 3,777

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 3,737

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,597

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,665

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,471

Colin Keenan (SDLP) 803

John Lowry (WP) 587

Pat Lawlor (Soc) 384

Dan McGuinness (Alliance) 368

Brian Pelan (Ind) 123

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(Third Count)

Distribution of McCann's surplus

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,605

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,351

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 3,780

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 3,961

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,587

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,666

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,471

Colin Keenan (SDLP) 304

John Lowry (WP) 587

Pat Lawlor (Soc) 385

Dan McGuinness (Alliance) 369

Brian Pelan (Ind) 123

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Eliminated: Brian Pelan

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(Fourth Count)

Distribution of Pelan's votes

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,613

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,358

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 3,787

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 3,972

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,587

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,702

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,473

Colin Keenan (SDLP) 807

John Lowry (WP) 590

Pat Lawlor (Soc) 400

Dan McGuinness (Alliance) 371

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Eliminated: Dan McGuinness

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(Fifth Count)

Distribution of McGuinness's votes

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,646

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,377

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 3,890

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 3,996

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,600

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,733

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,503

Colin Keenan (SDLP) 854

John Lowry (WP) 607

Pat Lawlor (Soc) 409

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Eliminated: Pat Lawlor

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(Sixth Count)

Distribution of Lawlor's votes

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,683

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,394

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 3,939

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 4,017

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,604

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,854

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,512

Colin Keenan (SDLP) 879

John Lowry (WP) 644

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Eliminated: John Lowry

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(Seventh Count)

Distribution of Lowry's votes

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,736

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,407

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 4,084

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 4,030

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,607

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,939

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,517

Colin Keenan (SDLP) 982

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Eliminated: Colin Keenan

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(Eighth Count)

Distribution of Keenan's votes

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,837

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,424

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 4,720

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 4,052

Brian Kingston (DUP) 2,618

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,977

Bill Manwaring (UUP) 1,526

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Eliminated: Bill Manwaring

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(Ninth Count)

Distribution of Manwaring's votes

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+Fra McCann (SF) 4,848

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,434

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 4,781

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 4,055

Brian Kingston (DUP) 3,835

Gerry Carroll (People) 1,999

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Eliminated: Gerry Carroll

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(Tenth Count)

Distribution of Carroll's votes

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+Fra McCann (SF) 5,167

+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,684

+Alex Attwood (SDLP) 5,152

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 4,250

Brian Kingston (DUP) 3,867

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Elected: Fra McCann, Alex Attwood

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(11th Count)

Distribution of McCann's surplus

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+Sue Ramsey (SF) 4,823

+Pat Sheehan (SF) 4,327

Brian Kingston (DUP) 3,867

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Elected: Sue Ramsey, Pat Sheehan

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Electorate 61,520; Turnout 35,618 (57.90%, -9.51%)

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2007: Turnout 34,238 (67.41%)

First Count - Adams (SF) 6,029; Ramsey (SF) 4,715; Maskey (SF) 4,368;

McCann (SF) 4,265; McCann (SF) 4,254; Dodds (DUP) 3,661; Attwood

(SDLP) 3,036; Walsh (SDLP) 1,074; Mitchell (People) 774; West (UUP)

558; Lowry (WP) 434; Taylor (Rep SF) 427; McGuinness (Alliance) 127;

George (MPH) 68. Elected: Adams, Ramsey, Maskey, McCann, McCann,

Attwood

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