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Westminster General Election (NI) Thursday 6 May 2010

This page contains the results of the 6 May 2010 Westminster General Election.
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Introduction

This page contains the results from the 18 Northern Ireland constituencies where the 2010 Westminster General Election was contested. 108 people stood for election to the 18 Westminster seats.  Voting in the election was by the 'first past the post' method. The election took place on Thursday 6 May 2010 between 7.00am and 10.00pm and counting began at 10.00pm on Thursday 6 May.

Of the main parties the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), which stood with the Conservatives as the Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF), both stood aside in Fermanagh and South Tyrone to allow an Independent Unionist candidate to contest the seat against the 'sitting' Sinn Féin (SF) MP. In addition SF stood aside in Belfast South so as not to split the Nationalist vote. So it was only the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) which contested all 18 constituencies. Thus this general election was not a full test of the electoral support for these parties.

There were changes to the boundaries of the constituencies between the Westminster election in 1992 and that in 1997. These changes resulted in one additional constituency and also affected most of the previous 17 constituencies. While comparisons between the results in 2010, 2005, 2001, and 1997 are possible, direct comparision with earlier elections are not.


Summary of Northern Ireland Results

Eligible Electorate: 1,169,184
Number of Votes Cast (Turnout / Poll): 678,013
Percentage Turnout / Poll: 58.00%
Number of Invalid / Spoilt Votes: 4,232
Number of Valid Votes Cast: 673,871
Percentage Valid Votes Cast: 57.64%


Northern Ireland

Party / Independent Candidate

Seats

Valid Votes

%share

Sinn Féin (SF)

5

171,942
25.52

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

8

168,216
24.96

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)

3

110,970
16.47

Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)

0

102,361
15.19

Others

1

47,778
7.09
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
1
42,762
6.35

Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)

0

26,300
3.90

Green Party

0

3,542
0.53

Total

18

673,871

100.00

Spoilt Votes

 

4,232

 

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

1,169,184

678,013

58.00


Percentage share of the Vote by each of the political parties

 

 

Constituencies won by each of the political parties

 

 

18 Constituency Results


East Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Sammy Wilson Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 
[DUP Hold]
13,993
45.9
-1.0
Rodney McCune Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
7,223
23.7
-1.4
Gerry Lynch Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
3,377
11.1
-3.6
Oliver McMullan Sinn Fein (SF)
2,064
6.8
+1.4
Justin McCamphill Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
2,019
6.6
-0.8
Samuel Morrison Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
1,826
6.0
+6.0

Total
30,502

100.0

 

Spoilt Votes

138

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

60,204  
30,640
50.89
6,770


North Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Ian Paisley Jn.

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 
[DUP Hold]

19,672
46.4
-10.4
Jim Allister Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
7,114
16.8
+16.8
Daithi McKay Sinn Fein (SF)
5,265
12.4
-1.8
Irwin Armstrong Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
4,634
10.9
-4.1
Declan O'Loan Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
3,738
8.8
-2.2
Jayne Dunlop Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
1,368
3.2
+0.2
Lyle Cubitt Independent
606
1.4
+1.4

Total
42,397

 

Spoilt Votes

182

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

73,338  
42,579
58.06
12,558


South Antrim

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

William McCrea Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
[DUP Hold]
11,536
33.9
-6.4
Reg Empey Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
10,353
30.4
+0.9
Mitchel McLaughlin Sinn Fein (SF)
4,729
13.9
+3.2
Michelle Byrne Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
2,955
8.7
-2.5
Alan Lawther Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
2,607
7.7
-0.6
Melwyn Lucas Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
1,829
5.4
+5.4

Total
34,009

 

Spoilt Votes

134

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

63,054  
34,143
54.15
1,183


Belfast East

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Naomi Long Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
[APNI Gain]
12,839
37.2
+26.2
Peter Robinson Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
11,306
32.8
-19.6
Trevor Ringland Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
7,305
21.2
-8.3
David Vance Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
1,856
5.4
+5.4
Niall Donnelly Sinn Fein (SF)
817
2.4
-0.1
Mary Muldoon Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
365
1.1
-1.1

Total
34,488
100.0

 

Spoilt Votes

124

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

59,007  
34,612
58.66
1,533


Belfast North

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Nigel Dodds Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
[DUP Hold]
14,812
40.0
-2.9
Gerry Kelly Sinn Fein (SF)
12,588
34.0
+7.1
Alban Maginness Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
4,544
12.3
-4.5
Fred Cobain Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
2,837
7.7
-1.8
William Webb Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
1,809
4.9
+2.0
Martin McAuley Independent
403
1.1
+1.1

Total
36,993
100.0

 

Spoilt Votes

240

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

65,504  
37,233
56.84
2,224


Belfast South

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Alasdair McDonnell Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) [SDLP Hold]
14,026
41.0
+10.9
Jimmy Spratt Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
8,100
23.7
-5.9
Paula Bradshaw Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
5,910
17.3
-4.9
Anna Lo Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
5,114
15.0
+7.7
Adam McGibbon Green Party
1,036
3.0
+3.0

Total
34,186

 

Spoilt Votes

173

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

59,524  
34,359
57.72
5,926


Belfast West

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Gerry Adams Sinn Fein (SF)
[SF Hold]
22,840
71.1
+2.5
Alex Attwood Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
5,261
16.4
+0.3
William Humphrey Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
2,436
7.6
-3.3
Bill Manwaring Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
1,000
3.1
+0.6
Maire Hendron Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
596
1.9
+1.8

Total
32,133

 

Spoilt Votes

549

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

59,522  
32,682
54.91
17,579


North Down

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Sylvia Hermon Independent Unionist
[Independent Gain]
21,181
63.3
+63.3
Ian Parsley Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
6,817
20.4
-30.0
Stephen Farry Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
1,876
5.6
-2.0
Mary Kilpatrick Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
1,634
4.9
+4.9
Steven Agnew Green Party
1,043
3.1
+3.1
Liam Logan Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
680
2.0
-1.1
Vincent Parker Sinn Fein (SF)
250
0.7
+0.1

Total
33,481

 

Spoilt Votes

62

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

60,698  
33,543
55.26
14,364


South Down

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) [SDLP Hold]
20,648
48.5
+1.6
Caitriona Ruane Sinn Fein (SF)
12,236
28.7
+1.7
Jim Wells Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
3,645
8.6
-7.6
John McCallister Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
3,093
7.3
-1.5
Ivor McConnell Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
1,506
3.5
+3.5
Cadogan Enright Green Party
901
2.1
+2.1
David Griffin Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
560
1.3
+0.0

Total
42,589

 

Spoilt Votes

251

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

70,784  
42,840
60.2
8,412


Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin (SF)
[SF Hold]

21,304
45.5
+7.3

Rodney Connor

Independent Unionist

21,300
45.5
+45.5

Fearghal McKinney

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)

3,574
7.6
-7.2

Vasundhara Kamble

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)

437
0.9
+0.9
John Stevenson Independent
188
0.4
+0.4

Total
46,803

 

Spoilt Votes

263

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

67,908  
47,066
69.31
4


Foyle

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) [SDLP Hold]
16,922
44.7
-1.7
Martina Anderson Sinn Fein (SF)
12,098
31.9
-1.4
Maurice Devenney Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
4,489
11.8
-2.2
Eammon McCann People Before Profit
2,936
7.7
+7.7
David Harding Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
1,221
3.2
+0.9
Keith McGrellis Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
223
0.6
+0.6

Total
37,889

 

Spoilt Votes

301

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

65,843  
38,190
58.00
4,824


Lagan Valley

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Jeffrey Donaldson Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
[DUP Hold]
18,199
49.8
-8.5
Daphne Trimble Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
7,713
21.1
-1.8
Trevor Lunn Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
4,174
11.4
+0.5
Keith Harbinson Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
3,154
8.6
+8.6
Brian Heading Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
1,835
5.0
+1.5
Paul Butler Sinn Fein (SF)
1,465
4.0
-0.3

Total
36,540

 

Spoilt Votes

138

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

65,257  
36,678
56.21
10,486


East Londonderry

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Gregory Campbell Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
[DUP Hold]
12,097
34.6
-6.3
Cathal O Hoisin Sinn Fein (SF)
6,742
19.3
+1.9
Lesley Macaulay Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
6,218
17.8
-1.9
Thomas Conway Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
5,399
15.4
-3.9
William Ross Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
2,572
7.4
+7.4
Bernard Fitzpatrick Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
1,922
5.5
+3.1

Total
34,950

 

Spoilt Votes

136

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

63,220  
35,086
55.55
5,355


Mid Ulster

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Martin McGuinness Sinn Fein (SF)
[SF Hold]
21,239
52.0
+4.4
Ian McCrea Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
5,876
14.4
-9.1
Tony Quinn Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
5,826
14.3
-3.2
Sandra Overend Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
4,509
11.0
+0.4
Walter Millar Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
2,995
7.3
+7.3
Ian Butler Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
397
1.0
+1.0

Total
40,842

 

Spoilt Votes

297

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

64,594  
41,139
63.69
15,363


Newry and Armagh

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Conor Murphy Sinn Fein (SF)
[SF Hold]
18,857
42.0
+0.6
Dominic Bradley Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
10,526
23.4
-1.7
Danny Kennedy Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
8,558
19.1
+5.2
William Irwin Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
5,764
12.8
-5.5
William Frazer Independent Unionist
656
1.5
+1.5
Andrew Muir Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
545
1.2
+1.2

Total
44,906

 

Spoilt Votes

343

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

74,308  
45,249
60.89
8,331


Strangford

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Jim Shannon Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
[DUP Hold]
14,926
45.9
-8.8
Mike Nesbitt Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
9,050
27.8
+6.4
Deborah Girvan Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
2,828
8.7
+0.5
Claire Hanna Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
2,164
6.7
-1.8
Terry Williams Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
1,814
5.6
+5.6
Michael Coogan Sinn Fein (SF)
1,161
3.6
-0.1
Barbara Haig Green Party
562
1.7
+1.7

Total
32,505

 

Spoilt Votes

95

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

60,539  
32,600
53.85
5,876


Upper Bann

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

David Simpson Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
[DUP Hold]
14,000
33.8
-3.7
Harry Hamilton Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
10,639
25.7
+0.1
John O'Dowd Sinn Fein (SF)
10,237
24.7
+3.8
Dolores Kelly Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
5,276
12.7
-0.2
Brendan Heading Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
1,231
3.0
+0.8

Total
41,383

 

Spoilt Votes

298

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

74,732  
41,681
55.77
3,361

 


West Tyrone

Candidate Party

Votes

%share

+/-

Pat Doherty Sinn Fein (SF)
[SF Hold]
18,050
48.4
+9.5
Thomas Buchanan Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
7,365
19.8
+2.0
Ross Hussey Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force (UCUNF)
5,281
14.2
+7.3
Joe Byrne Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
5,212
14.0
+4.9
Michael Bower Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
859
2.3
+2.3
Ciaran McClean Independent
508
1.4
+1.4

Total
37,275

 

Spoilt Votes

508

Electorate

Turnout

%turnout

Majority

61,148  
37,783
61.79
10,685

 


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