Elections in Northern Ireland

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Elections in Northern Ireland are held on a regular basis to local councils, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and to the European Parliament.

The Northern Ireland Assembly has 90 members, elected in 18 five-member constituencies by the single transferable vote (STV) method.[1] Northern Ireland is represented at Westminster by 18 single-member constituencies elected by the first-past-the-post method, and at the European Parliament by a single constituency returning three MEPs by the STV method.

Unlike in the rest of the United Kingdom, elections in Northern Ireland are administered centrally by the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland and the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland rather than by local authorities.

Northern Ireland-wide elections

Elections to the European Parliament

Elections to the British House of Commons

General elections

2017

Gains were made by DUP and Sinn Féin. Together the two parties took all but one of the seats and 65.4% of the vote – the highest vote share for the two largest parties since 1970. For the first time, the unionist parties had less than fifty percent of the vote, although still more than the nationalist parties. The SDLP were left without any Westminster seats for the first time since the party was formed in 1970.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
DUP U 17 10 Increase 2 292,316 36.0% Increase 10.3%
Sinn Fein N 18 7 Increase 3 238,915 29.4% Increase 4.9%
SDLP N 18 - Decrease 3 95,419 11.7% Decrease 2.2%
UUP U 14 - Decrease 2 83,280 10.3% Decrease 5.7%
Alliance - 18 - Steady 64,553 7.9% Decrease 0.7%
Independent (Unionist) U 1 1 Steady 16,148 2.0% Decrease 0.5%
Green - 7 - Steady 7,452 0.9% Decrease 0.1%
PBP - 2 - Steady 5,509 0.7% Decrease 0.2%
NI Conservatives U 7 - Steady 3,895 0.5% Decrease 0.8%
TUV U 1 - Steady 3,282 0.4% Decrease 1.9%
Workers' N 2 - Steady 708 0.1% Decrease 0.3%
CISTA - 1 - Steady 393 <0.1% Decrease 0.3%
Independent (Other) - 3 - Steady 313 <0.1% Decrease 0.2%
Total - 109 18 - 812,183
All unionist parties 40 11 Steady 49.2% Decrease 1.2%
All nationalist parties 40 7 Steady 41.9% Increase 2.2%
All other parties 29 - Steady 8.9% Decrease 1.2%

2015

The Unionist share of the vote dropped to its lowest ever level.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
DUP U 16 8 Steady 184,260 25.7% Increase 0.7%
Sinn Fein N 18 4 Decrease 1 176,232 24.5% Decrease 1.0%
UUP U 15 2 Increase 2 114,935 16.0% Increase 0.8%
SDLP N 18 3 Steady 99,809 13.9% Decrease 2.6%
Alliance - 18 - Decrease 1 61,556 8.6% Increase 2.3%
Independent (Unionist) U 1 1 Steady 17,689 2.5% Decrease 3.9%
Independent (Other) - 4 - Steady 1,508 0.2% Decrease 0.1%
UKIP U 10 - Steady 18,324 2.6% Increase 2.6%
TUV U 7 - Steady 16,538 2.3% Decrease 1.6%
NI Conservatives U 16 - Steady 9,055 1.3% Increase 1.3%
Green - 5 - Steady 6,822 1.0% Increase 0.5%
PBP N 1 - Steady 6,798 0.9% Increase 0.5%
Workers' N 5 - Steady 2,724 0.4% Increase 0.4%
CISTA - 4 - Steady 1,853 0.3% Increase 0.3%
Total - 138 18 - 718,103
All unionist parties 65 11 Increase 2 50.4% Decrease 0.1%
All nationalist parties 42 7 Decrease 1 39.7% Decrease 2.3%
All other parties 31 Steady Decrease 1 10.1% Increase 3.0%

2010

The UUP were left with no Westminster seats for the first time since the party was formed in 1905.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
Sinn Fein N 17 5 Steady 171,942 25.5% Increase 1.2%
DUP U 16 8 Decrease 1 168,216 25.0% Decrease 8.7%
SDLP N 18 3 Steady 110,970 16.5% Decrease 1.0%
UCU-NF (UUP + NIC) U 17 - Decrease 1 102,361 15.2% Decrease 2.5%
Independent (Unionist) U 3* 1 Increase 1 43,137 6.4% Increase 6.4%
Alliance - 18 1 Increase 1 42,762 6.3% Increase 2.4%
TUV U 10 - - 26,300 3.9% Increase 3.9%
Green - 4 - - 3,542 0.5% Increase 0.5%
PBP N 1 - - 2,936 0.4% Increase 0.4%
Independent (Other) - 4 - - 1,705 0.3% Decrease 1.5%
All unionist parties 9 Decrease 1 50.5% Decrease 1.3%
All nationalist parties 8 - 42.4% Increase 0.4%
All other parties 1 Increase 1 7.1% Increase 1.1%

*The Independent candidates in North Down, Fermanagh and South Tyrone and Newry and Armagh can definitively be identified as Unionist.

2005

The hardline DUP and Sinn Féin continued to make dramatic gains at the expense of the moderate UUP and SDLP.

This election was notable for its lack of electoral pacts.

There were no seats where a split vote for one "side" allowed the other "side" to gain the seat; the seven seats won by nationalist parties were the same seven seats where nationalists gained a majority of the vote, and the same was true for the unionists. This was accomplished by the DUP judiciously standing aside for the UUP in South Belfast. The DUP also stood aside for the UUP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone and West Tyrone, although this failed to produce a unionist winner in either seat (and the DUP also elected not to stand in North Down where it was a UK Unionist - Ulster Unionist fight). In return, the UUP stood aside for the DUP in Mid Ulster, though likewise this was not enough to win the DUP the seat.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
DUP U 18 9 +3 241,856 33.7% +11.2%
Sinn Fein N 18 5 +1 174,530 24.3% +2.6%
UUP U 18 1 -4 127,314 17.7% -9.1%
SDLP N 18 3 - 125,626 17.5% -3.5%
Alliance - 12 - - 28,291 3.9% +0.3%
Independent - 5 - - 12,959 1.8% +0.8%
NI Conservatives U 3 - - 2,718 0.4% +0.1%
Workers' Party N 6 - - 1,669 0.2% +0.0%
Socialist Environmental - 1 - - 1,649 0.2% +0.2%
Rainbow Dream Ticket - 6 - - 890 0.1% +0.1%
All unionist parties 10 -1 51.8% -0.3%
All nationalist parties 8 +1 42.0% -0.9%
All other parties - - 6.0% +1.0%

2001

In the wake of the Good Friday Agreement, the polarisation of Northern Ireland politics led to the hardline DUP and Sinn Féin making dramatic gains at the expense of the moderate UUP and SDLP, while the Alliance's share of the vote fell for the third election running. The Nationalists gained two seats from the Unionists.

There were no seats where a split vote for one "side" allowed the other "side" to gain the seat; the seven seats won by nationalist parties were the same seven seats where nationalists gained a majority of the vote, and the same was true for the unionists. This was accomplished by the DUP judiciously standing aside for the UUP in South Belfast. The DUP also stood aside for the UUP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone and West Tyrone, although this failed to produce a unionist winner in either seat (and the DUP also elected not to stand in North Down where it was a UK Unionist - Ulster Unionist fight). In return, the UUP stood aside for the DUP in Mid Ulster, though likewise this was not enough to win the DUP the seat.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 17 5 -5 216,839 26.8% -5.9%
DUP U 14 6 +4 181,999 22.5% +8.9%
Sinn Fein N 18 4 +2 175,933 21.7% +5.6%
SDLP N 18 3 - 169,865 21.0% -3.1%
Alliance - 10 - - 28,999 3.6% -4.4%
UK Unionist U 1 - -1 13,509 1.7% +0.1%
Independent - 3 - - 6,843 1.0% +0.9%
Progressive Unionist U 2 - - 4,781 0.6% -0.8%
NI Women's Coalition - 1 - - 2,968 0.4% -0.0%
NI Conservatives U 3 - - 2,422 0.3% -0.9%
NI Unionist U 2 - - 1,794 0.2% +0.2%
Workers' Party N 5 - - 1,616 0.2% -0.1%
Rainbow Dream Ticket - 3 - - 320 0.0% +0.0%
All unionist parties 11 -2 421,344 52.1% +1.6%
All nationalist parties 7 +2 347,414 42.9% +2.4%
All other parties - - 40,666 5.0% -4.0%

1997

The number of seats increased from 17 to 18.

There was one seat where a split vote for one "side" allowed the other "side" to gain the seat; West Tyrone, where the UUP won even though Sinn Féin and the SDLP together far outpolled them. There were thus six seats where nationalists polled a majority of the votes. The DUP and UUP agreed an electoral pact in 11 constituencies, with the DUP being granted a free run at Foyle and Mid Ulster (both of which they failed to win).

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 16 10 +1 258,349 32.7% -1.9%
SDLP N 18 3 -1 190,814 24.1% +0.5%
DUP U 9 2 -1 107,351 13.6% +0.4%
Sinn Fein N 17 2 +2 126,921 16.1% +6.1%
Alliance - 17 - - 62,972 8.0% -0.8%
UK Unionist U 1 1 +1 12,817 1.6% +1.6%
Progressive Unionist U 3 - - 10,934 1.4% +1.4%
NI Conservatives U 8 - - 9,858 1.2% -4.5%
NI Women's Coalition - 3 - - 3,024 0.4% +0.4%
Workers' Party N 8 - - 2,766 0.3% -0.3%
Natural Law - 18 - - 2,218 0.3% +0.0%
Independent - 1 - - 1,145 0.1% +0.0%
Former Captain NI Football Team - 1 - - 541 0.1% +0.1%
Green - 1 - - 539 0.1% +0.1%
Independent Labour - 1 - - 292 0.0%
Human Rights - 1 - - 102 0.0%
National Democrats - 1 - - 81 0.0%
Northern Ireland Party - 1 - - 57 0.0%
All unionist parties 13 - 399,309 50.5% -5.8%
All nationalist parties 5 +1 320,501 40.5% +6.3%
All other parties - - 68,753 9.0% -0.8%

1992

The unionist vote rose at the expense of the nationalist vote for the first time since 1959, having dropped from 86% to 56% over that period.

Nationalists gained a majority of the vote in five seats; however, they only won four because the vote split in Mid Ulster allowing the DUP to win, the UUP having judiciously stood aside.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 13 9 - 271,049 34.6% -3.2%
SDLP N 13 4 +1 184,445 23.6% +2.5%
DUP U 7 3 - 103,039 13.2% +1.5%
Sinn Fein N 14 - -1 78,291 10.0% -1.4%
Alliance - 16 - - 68,685 8.8% -1.2%
NI Conservatives U 11 - - 44,608 5.7% +5.7%
Ulster Popular Unionist U 1 1 - 19,305 2.5% +0.0%
Workers' Party N 7 - - 4,359 0.6% -2.0%
Independent Unionist U 1 - - 2,256 0.3% +0.3%
Natural Law - 9 - - 2,147 0.3% +0.3%
New Agenda - 2 - - 2,133 0.3% +0.3%
Labour and Trade Union - 2 - - 1,264 0.2% +0.2%
Independent Progressive Socialist - 1 - - 1,094 0.1%
Independent - 1 - - 442 0.1%
All unionist parties 13 - 56.3% +1.5%
All nationalist parties 4 - 34.2% -0.9%
All other parties - - 9.8% -0.3%

1987

In the face of rising nationalist opposition, the DUP, UUP and UPUP formed a renewed electoral pact which succeeded in capturing 52.0% of the vote and 13 of the 17 seats. However, this was still down 5.0% on the parties' combined vote at the previous election, and the nationalists succeeded in capturing two seats from the unionists.

Nationalists gained a majority of the vote in five seats; however, they only won four because the vote split in Mid Ulster allowing the DUP to win, the UUP having judiciously stood aside.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 9 -2 275,330 37.8% +3.8%
SDLP N 13 3 +2 154,087 21.1% +3.2%
DUP U 4 3 - 85,542 11.7% -8.3%
Sinn Fein N 14 1 - 83,389 11.4% -2.0%
Alliance - 16 - - 72,680 10.0% +2.0%
Workers' Party N 14 - - 19,294 2.6% +0.7%
Ulster Popular Unionist U 1 1 - 18,420 2.5% -0.5%
Real Unionist U 1 - - 14,467 2.0% +2.0%
Protestant Unionist U 1 - - 5,671 0.8% +0.8%
Ecology - 1 - - 281 0.1% -0.0%
All unionist parties 13 -2 54.8% -2.3%
All nationalist parties 4 +2 35.1% +0.6%
All other parties - - 10.1% +1.7%

1983

The number of seats was increased from 12 to 17.

Nationalists gained a majority of the vote in five seats; however, they only won two because their vote split in Mid Ulster (allowing the DUP to win even though the UUP were also in the fight), Newry and Armagh (allowing the UUP to win, the DUP having stood aside), and Fermanagh and South Tyrone (allowing the UUP to win, the DUP having stood aside).

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 16 11 +5 259,952 34.0% -2.7%
DUP U 14 3 +1 152,749 20.0% +9.9%
SDLP N 17 1 - 137,012 17.9% -0.3%
Sinn Fein N 14 1 +1 102,701 13.4% +13.4%
Alliance - 12 - - 61,275 8.0% -3.9%
Ulster Popular Unionist U 1 1 +1 22,861 3.0% +3.0%
Workers' Party N 14 - - 14,650 1.9% +0.2%
Independent Socialist N 1 - - 10,326 1.3%
Independent DUP U 1 - - 1,134 0.1%
Independent - 1 - - 741 0.1%
Labour and Trade Union - 1 - - 584 0.1%
Ecology - 1 - - 451 0.1%
Independent Labour - 1 - - 430 0.1%
New Agenda - 1 - - 59 0.0%
All unionist parties 15 +5 57.1% -2.5%
All nationalist parties 2 - 34.5% +6.6%
All other parties - - 8.4% -4.0%

1979

The Vanguard party folded and its three seats went to other parties.

Nationalists won a majority of the votes in Mid Ulster as well as the two seats they actually won (Belfast West and Fermanagh and South Tyrone), but their vote split and the seat went to a UUUP candidate.

Party Aff, Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 11 6 - 255,573 36.7% +0.3%
SDLP N 9 1 - 126,325 18.2% -3.8%
Alliance - 12 - - 82,892 11.9% +5.5%
DUP U 5 2 +1 69,980 10.1% +1.6%
UUUP U 2 1 +1 39,856 5.7% +5.7%
Independent Unionist U 1 1 +1 36,989 5.3% +4.6%
Irish Independence N 4 - - 23,086 3.3% +3.3%
Independent Republican N 1 1 - 22,398 3.2% -1.5%
Republican Clubs N 7 - - 12,100 1.7% -1.4%
Independent SDLP N 1 - - 10,785 1.5% +1.5%
Unionist Party NI U 3 - - 8,021 1.2% -1.7%
NI Labour U 3 - - 4,411 0.6% -1.0%
United Labour Party - 1 - - 1,895 0.3%
Labour Integrationist - 1 - - 692 0.1%
Independent Labour - 1 - - 639 0.1%
Inter-Dependence Party - 1 - - 216 0.0%
Reform - 1 - - 31 0.0%
All unionist parties 10 - 59.6% -4.0%
All nationalist parties 2 - 27.9% -1.9%
All other parties - - 12.4% +5.8%

October 1974

The Pact held, winning an increased 58.1% of the Northern Ireland vote and 10 out of the 11 seats it had held at the previous election. The Pro-Assembly Unionist vote collapsed following their electoral defeat in February.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 7 6 -1 255,745 36.4% +4.1%
SDLP N 9 1 - 154,193 22.0% -0.4%
Vanguard U 3 3 - 92,262 13.1% +2.5%
DUP U 2 1 - 59,451 8.5% +0.3%
Alliance - 5 - - 44,644 6.4% +3.2%
Independent Republican N 1 1 +1 32,795 4.7% +3.9%
Republican Clubs N 5 - - 21,633 3.1% +1.0%
Unionist Party NI U 2 - - 20,454 2.9% -10.2%
NI Labour U 3 - - 11,539 1.6% -0.6%
Independent Unionist U 1 - - 4,982 0.7% +0.7%
Volunteer Political Party U 1 - - 2,690 0.4% +0.4%
Independent - 1 - - 846 0.1% -0.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Ireland) - 3 - - 540 0.1% +0.1%
All unionist parties 10 -1 63.6% -2.8%
All nationalist parties 2 +1 29.8% -0.3%
All other parties - - 6.6% +3.0%

February 1974

The UUP, DUP and Vanguard entered into an electoral pact to not stand against one another. The Pact won 51.1% of the Northern Ireland vote and 11 out of the 12 seats. This election also saw the debut of the SDLP, Vanguard and Alliance parties as well as the DUP under its current name.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 7 7 -1 232,103 32.3% -21.9%
SDLP N 12 1 +1 160,437 22.4% +22.4%
Pro-Assembly Unionist U 7 - - 94,301 13.1% +13.1%
Vanguard U 3 3 +3 75,944 10.6% +10.6%
DUP U 2 1 - 58,656 8.2% +3.7%
Alliance - 3 - - 22,660 3.2% +3.2%
Unity N 2 - -2 17,593 2.5% -15.6%
Independent Socialist N 1 - - 16,672 2.3% +2.3%
NI Labour U 4 - - 15,483 2.2% -10.4%
Republican Clubs N 4 - - 15,152 2.1% +2.1%
Independent Republican N 1 - - 5,662 0.8% +0.8%
Independent - 2 - - 2,963 0.4% -0.1%
All unionist parties 11 +2 66.4% -8.7%
All nationalist parties 1 -2 30.1% +5.8%
All other parties - - 3.6% +3.0%

1970

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 8 -3 422,041 54.2% -7.6%
Unity N 5 2 +2 140,954 18.1% +15.6%
NI Labour U 7 - - 98,194 12.6% +0.4%
Protestant Unionist U 2 1 +1 35,303 4.5% +4.5%
Republican Labour N 1 1 - 30,649 3.9% -0.5%
Independent Unionist U 3 - - 17,787 2.3%
Liberal U 4 - - 12,005 1.5% -3.4%
National Democratic N 2 - - 10,349 1.3% +1.3%
Derry Labour N 1 - - 7,565 1.0%
Independent - 2 - - 4,092 0.5%
National Socialist - 1 - - 198 0.1%
All unionist parties 9 -2 75.1% -3.8%
All nationalist parties 3 +2 24.3% +3.2%
All other parties 0.6% +0.6%
1966 general election[2]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % Net %
  UUP 12 11 0 1 Decrease 1 91.67 61.8 368,629 Decrease 1.2
  Republican Labour 1 1 8.33 4.4 26,292 Increase 2.1
  NI Labour 4 0 0.0 12.2 72,613 Decrease 3.9
  Independent Republican 5 0 0.0 10.5 62,782 Decrease 5.4
  Nationalist 1 0 0.0 3.7 22,167 Increase 3.7
  Liberal 3 0 0.0 4.9 20,109 Increase 2.2
  Unity (Northern Ireland) 1 0 0.0 2.5 14,645
Party Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
All unionist parties 11 -1 78.9% -2.9%
All nationalist parties 1 +1 21.1% +2.9%

1964

Sinn Féin refused to fight any seats in Northern Ireland at this election. Nevertheless, the nationalist vote rose as Independent Republican candidates contested the full range of seats. This was the last election at which nationalists failed to gain any seats.

1964 general election[2]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % Net %
  UUP 12 12 100 63.0 401,897
  Liberal 4 0 0.0 2.7 17,354
  NI Labour 10 0 0.0 16.1 102,759
  Independent Republican 12 0 0.0 15.9 101,628
  Republican Labour 1 0 0.0 2.3 14,678
Party Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
All unionist parties 12 - 81.8% -3.8%
All nationalist parties 1 - 18.2% +3.6%

1959

The nationalist vote fell dramatically (it would take until February 1974 to regain the heights it had reached in 1955), and Sinn Féin failed to hold the seats they had won in 1955. Both their MPs had been disqualified shortly after election anyway.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 12 +2 445,013 77.3% +9.3%
Sinn Fein N 12 - -2 62,785 10.9% -12.5%
NI Labour U 3 - - 44,370 7.7% -0.9%
Ind. Labour Group N 1 - - 20,062 3.5% +3.5%
Liberal U 1 - - 3,253 0.6% +0.6%
All unionist parties 12 +2 85.6% +12.1%
All nationalist parties - -2 14.6% -11.9%

1955

Sinn Fein contested the full range of seats and united the nationalist vote behind them, winning both the seats won by nationalists in 1951. Labour candidates contested only the four Belfast seats.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 10 +1 442,647 68.0% +8.6%
Sinn Fein N 12 2 +2 152,310 23.4% +23.4%
NI Labour U 3 - - 35,614 5.5% -7.9%
Irish Labour N 1 - -1 20,062 3.1% -4.1%
All unionist parties 10 +1 73.5% +0.7%
All nationalist parties 2 -1 26.5% -0.8%

1951

This was the last election at which candidates stood unopposed; four Unionist candidates in North Antrim, South Antrim, Londonderry and Armagh stood unopposed. This has the effect of dramatically reducing the Unionists' apparent vote share, as those candidates recorded no votes. Nationalists only bothered to stand in four constituencies, but won all three of them.[clarification needed] This mark of 25% of all seats was matched in the 1970 election and not exceeded until much later.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 9 -1 275,114 59.4% -3.4%
NI Labour U 4 - - 62,324 13.4% +1.3%
Independent Republican N 2 1 - 60,073 13.0% +3.2%
Irish Labour N 1 1 +1 33,174 7.2% -2.2%
Nationalist N 1 1 - 32,717 7.1% +1.4%
All unionist parties 9 -1 72.8% -2.1%
All nationalist parties 3 +1 27.3% +2.1%

1950

Two Unionists in North Antrim and Armagh stood unopposed.

The NI Labour Party voted in favour of the Union in 1949 and from thereon is described as a Unionist party.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 10 +2 352,334 62.8% +9.1%
NI Labour U 5 - - 67,816 12.1% +0.6%
Independent Republican N 2 1 +1 54,903 9.8% +9.8%
Irish Labour N 2 - - 52,715 9.4% +9.4%
Nationalist N 1 1 -1 32,188 5.7% -13.1%
Sinn Fein N 1 - - 1,482 0.3% +0.3%
All unionist parties 10 +1 74.9% +11.3%
All nationalist parties 2 -1 25.2% +0.2%

1945

Between 1922 and 1945 inclusive Antrim, Down and Fermanagh and Tyrone elected 2 MPs each. Vote totals for candidates standing in those seats are divided by two to compensate for the fact that electors in those constituencies had two votes.

The Unionist candidate in Armagh was elected unopposed.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 8 265,439 53.7% -10.8%
Nationalist N 3 2 92,769 18.8% +0.3%
NI Labour - 5 - - 57,021 11.5% +11.5%
Independent Unionist U 2 1 34,447 7.0% +7.0%
Independent Labour N 1 1 30,787 6.2% +6.2%
Commonwealth Labour U 1 - - 14,096 2.9% +2.9%
All unionist parties 9 -1 63.6% -0.9%
All nationalist parties 3 +1 25.0% -10.5%
All other parties - - 11.5% +11.5%

1935

Between 1922 and 1945 inclusive Antrim, Down and Fermanagh and Tyrone elected 2 MPs each. Vote totals for candidates standing in those seats are divided by two to compensate for the fact that electors in those constituencies had two votes. Only half the seats were contested; the Unionist candidates in Armagh, Antrim and Belfast East, North and South were elected unopposed.

Party Aff. Candidates Seats Seats change Votes Votes % Vote share change
UUP U 12 10 - 176,924 64.5%
Nationalist N 2 2 - 50,746 18.5%
Independent Republican N 3 - - 46,715 17.0%
All unionist parties 10 - 64.5%
All nationalist parties 2 - 35.5%
1931 general election[2]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % Net %
  UUP 10 10 68.0 354,657
  Liberal 6 0 16.8 100,103
  Nationalist 2 2 6.6 24,177
  Others 0 0 8.6 31,116
1924 general election[2]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % Net %
  UUP 12 12 83.8 451,278
  Sinn Féin 8 0 9.9 46,457
  Others 2 0 6.3 21,639
1923 general election[2]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % Net %
  UUP 12 8 49.4 117,161
  Nationalist 2 2 27.3 87,671
  Others 2 0 23.3 37,426
1922 general election[2]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % Net %
  UUP 12 10 55.8 107,972
  Nationalist 2 2 36.3 90,053
  Others 1 0 7.9 9,861

By-elections

Elections to the Northern Ireland House of Commons

By-elections

Ad hoc elections

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly

Local elections

See also

References

  1. ^ Whyte, Nicholas. "The Single Transferable Vote (STV)". Northern Ireland Elections. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Colin Rallings & Michael Thrasher (2007). British Electoral Facts, 1832–2006. Ashgate. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-7546-2712-8. 

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive
  • Parties and elections
  • Northern Ireland Elections
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