Northern Ireland Local Government Elections 2019 results: Alliance surge, DUP and Sinn Fein still top two
The 2019 Northern Ireland Local Government Elections saw a surge in support for the middle ground with smaller parties claiming a bigger share of the vote - and the Alliance Party surging in popularity.
The DUP took a 24.1% share of first preference votes - a 1% increase on the last election, while Sinn Fein's vote was slightly down by under 1% to 23.2%. The Alliance Party share of first preference votes was up by almost 5% to 11.5%. The SDLP, UUP and TUV all saw a drop since 2014, while the Greens enjoyed a 1.2% increase.
For a full breakdown visit our Election hub and check out the results from each council: Antrim and Newtownabbey --- Ards and North Down --- Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon --- Belfast --- Causeway Coast and Glens --- Derry and Strabane --- Fermanagh and Omagh --- Lisburn and Castlereagh --- Mid and East Antrim --- Mid Ulster --- Newry, Mourne and Down
Here's how the results unfolded:
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