Elections in Northern Ireland

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

The Northern Ireland Assembly has 108 members, elected in 18 six-member constituencies by the single transferable vote (STV) method. 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 3 MEPs by the STV method.

Northern Ireland-wide elections[edit]

Elections to the European Parliament[edit]

Elections to the British House of Commons[edit]

General Elections[edit]

2010 general election[1]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  DUP 16 8 0 1 Decrease 1 44.4 25.0 168,216 Decrease 8.7
  Sinn Féin 17 5 0 0 0 27.8 25.5 171,942 Increase 1.2
  SDLP 18 3 0 0 0 16.7 16.5 110,970 Decrease 1.0
  Independent 7 1 1 0 Increase 1 5.6 7.1 47,778 Increase 4.7
  Alliance 18 1 1 0 Increase 1 5.6 6.3 42,762 Increase 2.4
  UCU-NF 17 0 0 1 Decrease 1 0.0 15.2 102,361 Decrease 2.6
  TUV 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 3.9 26,300 Increase 3.9
  Green (NI) 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 3,542 NA
1966 general election[2]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. 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
  Labour (NI) 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
  Others 1 0 0.0 2.5 14,645
1964 general election[3]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  UUP 12 12 100 63.0 401,897
  Liberal 4 0 0.0 2.7 17,354
  Labour (NI) 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
1931 general election[4]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. 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[5]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. 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[6]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. 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[7]
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  UUP 12 10 55.8 107,972
  Nationalist 2 2 36.3 90,053
  Others 1 0 7.9 9,861

By-elections[edit]

Elections to the Northern Ireland House of Commons[edit]

By-elections[edit]

Ad hoc elections[edit]

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

Local elections[edit]

See also[edit]

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