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Loss of Nichola Mallon puts the tin lid on an awful showing by Colum Eastwood’s SDLP

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The SDLP's Nichola Mallon

The SDLP's Nichola Mallon

The SDLP's Nichola Mallon (left) and Dolores Kelly (right) have lost their seats in North Belfast and Upper Bann in wake of the Alliance surge

The SDLP's Nichola Mallon (left) and Dolores Kelly (right) have lost their seats in North Belfast and Upper Bann in wake of the Alliance surge

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The SDLP's Nichola Mallon

Walking into the count at the Titanic Exhibition Centre on Friday morning, there were whispers of an upset on the cards in the North Belfast constituency.

Barely through the doors, rumours were spreading that the SDLP’s deputy leader and sitting Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon was set to lose her seat.


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