Nigel Dodds has hailed his re-election as north Belfast MP.
The DUP candidate defeated Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly by 2,224 votes with the SDLP's Alban Maginness in third place.
Commenting on his re-election as Member of Parliament for North Belfast constituency, Nigel Dodds said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been re-elected by the electorate of north Belfast constituency.
“I want to thank all those who have given me their support at the ballot box.
“The people of north Belfast have voted for continued representation in parliament.
“Sinn Fein would have left them unrepresented and voiceless at Westminster.
“This is an endorsement of the constituency service I have provided as MP for the area since 2001. That same high level of service will continue for all the people of north Belfast constituency including the additional areas now added in Glengormley and Cloughfern.
“It was most gratifying to be present at the count at Valley Leisure Centre which witnessed a hat-trick of victories for the DUP with my colleagues Sammy Wilson and William McCrea also being returned in East Antrim and South Antrim. Overall this was a very successful election for the DUP, notwithstanding the defeat for Peter Robinson.”