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Belfast South

Shows the general election results for Belfast South, which is a constituency in Belfast. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 66,105 and a turnout of 66.1%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

DUP
Democratic Unionist Party Gain
Emma Little Pengelly
Majority
1,996
Electorate
66,105
Turnout
66.1%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
DUP 30.4%
SDLP 25.9%
Alliance 18.2%
SF 16.3%
Green 5.1%
UUP 3.5%
Con 0.6%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Emma Little Pengelly  DUP 13,299 30.4 8.2
Alasdair McDonnell  SDLP 11,303 25.9 1.3
Paula Bradshaw  Alliance 7,946 18.2 1.0
Mairtin Samuel O Muilleoir  SF 7,143 16.3 2.5
Clare Bailey  Green 2,241 5.1 -0.6
Michael Henderson * UUP 1,527 3.5 -5.6
Clare Salier * Con 246 0.6 -0.9
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year DUP SDLP Alliance SF Green UUP Con UKIP WP UCU Oth
2005 28.4% 32.3% 0.0% 9.0% 0.0% 22.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.6%
2010 23.7% 41.0% 15.0% 0.0% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.3% 0.0%
2015 22.2% 24.5% 17.2% 13.9% 5.7% 9.1% 1.5% 4.9% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 30.4% 25.9% 18.2% 16.3% 5.1% 3.5% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
561 Belfast South 4.6%
650 North East Fife 0.0%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 55.9%
1 Liverpool, Walton 85.7%
649 Belfast South 30.4%
650 Ceredigion 29.2%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 68.8%
1 Twickenham 79.5%
461 Belfast South 66.1%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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