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Northern Ireland

Shows the general election results for Northern Ireland, which is a country in the United Kingdom. It is comprised of 25 counties (showhide). In 2017 it had a total electorate of 1,242,698 and a turnout of 65.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

Electorate
1,242,698
Turnout
65.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
DUP 36.0%
SF 29.4%
SDLP 11.7%
UUP 10.3%
Alliance 7.9%
Green 0.9%
Con 0.5%
Others 3.2%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

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

Party DUP SF SDLP UUP Alliance Green Con Others Total
Seats won 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 18
Change +2 +3 -3 -2 0 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 292 239 95 83 65 7 4 26 812
% vote 36.0% 29.4% 11.7% 10.3% 7.9% 0.9% 0.5% 3.2% 100.0%
Change +10.3% +4.9% -2.2% -5.8% -0.6% 0.0% -0.8% -3.3% 0%
Candidates 17 18 18 14 18 7 7 10 109
Deposits lost 0 4 5 3 8 5 7 7 39

Share of the vote by party 1992 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP UUP Alliance Green Con UKIP UCU Others
1992 13.1% 10.0% 19.7% 0.0% 8.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 34.5% 14.0%
1997 13.6% 16.1% 24.1% 0.0% 8.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 32.7% 5.5%
2001 22.5% 21.7% 21.0% 0.0% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 26.8% 4.5%
2005 33.7% 24.3% 17.5% 0.0% 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.8% 2.8%
2010 25.0% 25.5% 16.5% 0.0% 6.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 15.2% 11.0%
2015 25.7% 24.5% 13.9% 16.0% 8.6% 1.0% 1.3% 2.6% 0.0% 6.6%
2017 36.0% 29.4% 11.7% 10.3% 7.9% 0.9% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 3.2%

Seats won by party 1992 - 2017

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP UUP Alliance Green Con UKIP UCU Others
1992 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
1997 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
2001 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2005 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2015 8 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 20.8%
1 Belfast West 53.3%
2 Strangford 47.3%
3 Lagan Valley 42.8%
4 North Antrim 42.6%
5 East Antrim 41.7%

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

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 20.8%
1 Foyle 0.4%
2 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 1.6%
3 North Down 3.1%
4 Belfast North 4.5%
5 Belfast South 4.6%

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: 49.1%
1 Belfast West 66.7%
2 Strangford 62.0%
3 Lagan Valley 59.6%
4 North Antrim 58.9%
5 East Antrim 57.3%

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

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Lowest winning vote share % Average: 49.1%
1 Belfast South 30.4%
2 South Antrim 38.2%
3 Foyle 39.7%
4 South Down 39.9%
5 North Down 41.2%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 65.4%
1 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 75.8%
2 Newry and Armagh 68.5%
3 Mid Ulster 68.2%
4 West Tyrone 67.9%
5 Belfast East 67.5%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 65.4%
1 Strangford 60.2%
2 East Antrim 60.6%
3 North Down 60.9%
4 East Londonderry 61.2%
5 Lagan Valley 62.1%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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