Ulster Unionist Party leader Tom Elliott
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.
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.
Speaking at the end of the count for the Fermanagh-South Tyrone constituency UUP leader Tom Elliott referred to the Irish tricolour as "the flag of a foreign nations" and described Sinn Fein as 'scum'.
He rounded on republicans who were celebrating a major gain in the Fermanagh/South Tyrone constituency.
Sinn Fein later attacked his remarks as being out of step with the co-operation between republicans and unionists at Stormont.
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