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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 2019 it had a total electorate of 1,293,971 and a turnout of 61.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

Electorate
1,293,971
Turnout
61.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
DUP 30.6%
SF 22.8%
SDLP 14.9%
Alliance 16.8%
UUP 11.7%
Con 0.7%
Green 0.2%
UKIP 0.1%
Others 2.4%

Party results and changes 2017 - 2019

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

Party DUP SF SDLP Alliance UUP Con Green UKIP Others Total
Seats won 8 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 18
Change -2 0 +2 +1 0 0 0 0 -1 0%
Votes (000s) 244 182 119 134 93 5 2 1 19 799
% vote 30.6% 22.8% 14.9% 16.8% 11.7% 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 2.4% 100.0%
Change -5.4% -6.7% +3.1% +8.8% +1.4% +0.2% -0.7% +0.1% -0.9% 0%
Candidates 17 15 15 18 16 4 3 2 12 102
Deposits lost 0 2 2 2 2 4 3 2 11 28

Share of the vote by party 1992 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP Alliance UUP Con Green UKIP UCU Others
1992 13.1% 10.0% 19.7% 8.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 34.5% 14.0%
1997 13.6% 16.1% 24.1% 8.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 32.7% 5.5%
2001 22.5% 21.7% 21.0% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 26.8% 4.5%
2005 33.7% 24.3% 17.5% 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.8% 2.8%
2010 25.0% 25.5% 16.5% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 15.2% 11.0%
2015 25.7% 24.5% 13.9% 8.6% 16.0% 1.3% 1.0% 2.6% 0.0% 6.6%
2017 36.0% 29.4% 11.7% 7.9% 10.3% 0.5% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 3.2%
2019 30.6% 22.8% 14.9% 16.8% 11.7% 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 2.4%

Seats won by party 1992 - 2019

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP Alliance UUP Con Green 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 8 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
2017 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2019 8 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 16.9%
1 Belfast West 37.8%
2 Foyle 36.3%
3 Belfast South 32.5%
4 North Antrim 28.9%
5 East Londonderry 24.4%

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: 16.9%
1 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 0.1%
2 South Down 3.3%
3 Belfast North 4.0%
4 Belfast East 4.3%
5 South Antrim 6.3%

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: 44.9%
1 Belfast South 57.2%
2 Foyle 57.0%
3 Belfast West 53.8%
4 Belfast East 49.2%
5 North Antrim 47.4%

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: 44.9%
1 South Down 32.4%
2 South Antrim 35.3%
3 Newry and Armagh 40.0%
4 East Londonderry 40.1%
5 West Tyrone 40.2%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 61.8%
1 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 69.7%
2 Belfast North 67.9%
3 Belfast South 67.7%
4 Belfast East 64.1%
5 Foyle 63.4%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 61.8%
1 Strangford 56.0%
2 East Londonderry 56.8%
3 North Antrim 57.1%
4 East Antrim 57.5%
5 Belfast West 59.1%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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