List of parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland is divided into 18 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 borough constituencies in Belfast and 14 county constituencies elsewhere. Each area returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons at Westminster and six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. (Section 33 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 provides that the constituencies for the Northern Ireland Assembly are the same as the constituencies that are used for the United Kingdom Parliament.[1]) Parliamentary constituencies are not used for local government, which is instead carried out by 26 district councils; these often have different boundaries.

Name Current boundaries Name
  1. Belfast East
  2. Belfast North
  3. Belfast South
  4. Belfast West
  5. East Antrim
  6. East Londonderry
  7. Fermanagh & South Tyrone
  8. Foyle
  9. Lagan Valley
Parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland
  1. Mid Ulster
  2. Newry & Armagh
  3. North Antrim
  4. North Down
  5. South Antrim
  6. South Down
  7. Strangford
  8. Upper Bann
  9. West Tyrone

2015 General Election[edit]

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The data in this table is from the BBC Election Website.

Name[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Belfast East BC 2,597 Gavin Robinson Naomi Long
A very small constituency, located in the east of the country.
Belfast North BC 5,326 Nigel Dodds Gerry Kelly
A very small constituency, located in the east of the country
Belfast South BC 906 Alasdair McDonnell Jonathan Bell
A very small constituency, located in the East of the country.
Belfast West BC 12,365 Paul Maskey Gerry Carroll
A very small constituency, located in the East of the country.
East Antrim CC 5,795 Sammy Wilson Roy Beggs, Jr.
A medium-sized constituency, located in the East of the country.
East Londonderry CC 7,804 Gregory Campbell Caoimhe Archibald
A fairly large constituency, located in the north of the country.
Fermanagh & South Tyrone CC 530 Tom Elliott Michelle Gildernew
A very large constituency, comprising the southwest area of the country.
Foyle CC 6,046 Mark Durkan Gearóid Ó Heára
A medium-sized constituency found in the south east of the county.
Lagan Valley CC 13,000 Jeffrey Donaldson Alexander Redpath
A medium constituency located inland, in the southeast of the country.
Mid Ulster CC 13,617 Francie Molloy Sandra Overend
A medium constituency, located slightly to the north and west of the centre of the country.
Newry & Armagh CC 4,176 Mickey Brady Danny Kennedy
A medium constituency in the south of the country.
North Antrim CC 11,546 Ian Paisley, Jr. Timothy Gaston
A large constituency in the north of the county.
North Down CC 9,202 Sylvia Hermon Alex Easton
A medium-sized constituency found in the south east of the county.
South Antrim CC 949 Danny Kinahan William McCrea
A medium constituency located in the extreme south west of the county.
South Down CC 5,891 Margaret Ritchie Chris Hazzard
A medium constituency located in the centre of the county. Due to the elongated shape of the county, no constituencies border it to the north or the south despite its central location.
Strangford CC 10,185 Jim Shannon Robert Burgess
A small constituency. It is situated in the south west of the county, although it borders another constituency located further south west.
Upper Bann CC 2,264 David Simpson Jo-Anne Dobson
A large constituency in the north of the county.
West Tyrone CC 10,060 Pat Doherty Thomas Buchanan
A medium-sized constituency found in the south east of the county.
Constituency Unionist vote Republican/Nationalist vote Neutral/Other vote
North Down 83.2 1.8 14.9
Strangford 76.7 9.5 13.8
Lagan Valley 74.9 9.2 15.8
North Antrim 75.2 19.3 5.6
South Antrim 69.1 21.1 9.8
East Antrim 73.1 11.8 15.0
Upper Bann 61.0 33.6 5.5
East Londonderry 58.8 32.1 9.1
Belfast North 47.0 42.1 10.8
Belfast East 52.1 2.4 45.5
Belfast West 13.2 64.0 22.7
Belfast South 37.7 38.4 23.8
Foyle 18.3 79.5 2.3
South Down 25.3 70.8 3.8
Fermanagh & South Tyrone 46.4 50.8 2.8
Mid Ulster 35.8 61.1 3.1
West Tyrone 34.2 60.2 5.6
Newry & Armagh 33.1 65.2 1.7

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQs". Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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