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NI election: Mid Ulster complete - Sinn Fein chief Michelle O'Neill wins biggest vote

By Nevin Farrell

Sinn Fein's Northern chief Michelle O'Neill topped the poll in Mid-Ulster and declared she wants to see Stormont working.

After grabbing 10,258 votes she said: "If people are serious about making the institutions work; if people are genuine about power-sharing; about equality and respect then whilst we have a difficult period ahead in the next few weeks, there is nothing that is unachievable if you have the right attitude.

Ian Milne and Linda Dillon have both been elected for Sinn Fein.

Afterwards, Mr Milne, who is from Bellaghy, said he was delighted the full sweep of the party's candidates in Mid Ulster were returned.

He added they are prepared to work with the DUP again.

"Absolutely, we are prepared to do business with anybody. That has always been the approach of Sinn Fein. We will talk with anyone and discuss and negotiate."

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Keith Buchanan of the DUP has also been elected in Mid Ulster with 9,568 votes.

Patsy McGlone (SDLP) gets the fifth Mid Ulster seat and Sandra Overend (Ulster Unionist) has not been returned to Stormont.

She had already left the building earlier.

The five seats in Mid Ulster are now: 3 SF, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP.

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