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

2010 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 60,129 1,533 Naomi Long Peter Robinson
A very small constituency, located in the east of the country.
Belfast North BC 63,193 2,224 Nigel Dodds Gerry Kelly
A very small constituency, located in the east of the country
Belfast South BC 58,225 5,926 Alasdair McDonnell Jimmy Spratt
A very small constituency, located in the East of the country.
Belfast West BC* 60,817 13,123 Paul Maskey Alex Attwood
A very small constituency, located in the East of the country.
East Antrim CC 56,125 6,770 Sammy Wilson Rodney McCune
A medium-sized constituency, located in the East of the country.
East Londonderry CC 60,494 5,355 Gregory Campbell Cathal Ó hOisín
A fairly large constituency, located in the north of the country.
Fermanagh & South Tyrone CC 64,345 4 Michelle Gildernew Rodney Connor
A very large constituency, comprising the southwest area of the country.
Foyle CC 60,823 4,824 Mark Durkan Martina Anderson
A medium-sized constituency found in the south east of the county.
Lagan Valley CC 60,973 10,486 Jeffrey Donaldson Daphne Trimble
A medium constituency located inland, in the southeast of the country.
Mid Ulster CC 60,119 15,363 Martin McGuinness Ian McCrea
A medium constituency, located slightly to the north and west of the centre of the country.
Newry & Armagh CC 68,730 8,331 Conor Murphy Dominic Bradley
A medium constituency in the south of the country.
North Antrim CC 72,814 12,558 Ian Paisley, Jr. Jim Allister
A large constituency in the north of the county.
North Down CC 57,435 14,364 Sylvia Hermon Ian Parsley
A medium-sized constituency found in the south east of the county.
South Antrim CC 56,594 1,183 William McCrea Reg Empey
A medium constituency located in the extreme south west of the county.
South Down CC 64,530 8,412 Margaret Ritchie Catriona Ruane
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 57,463 5,876 Jim Shannon Mike Nesbitt
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 68,806 3,361 David Simpson Harry Hamilton
A large constituency in the north of the county.
West Tyrone CC 57,847 10,685 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 88.6 2.7 8.7
Strangford 79.3 10.3 10.4
Lagan Valley 79.5 9.0 11.4
North Antrim 74.1 21.2 4.6
South Antrim 69.7 22.6 7.7
East Antrim 75.6 13.4 11.1
Upper Bann 59.5 37.5 3.0
East Londonderry 59.8 34.7 5.5
Belfast North 47.7 46.3 6.0
Belfast East 59.4 3.5 37.2
Belfast West 10.7 87.5 1.9
Belfast South 41.0 41.0 18.0
Foyle 15.0 76.6 8.3
South Down 19.4 77.2 3.4
Fermanagh & South Tyrone 45.5 53.1 1.8
Mid Ulster 32.7 66.3 1.0
West Tyrone 34.0 62.4 3.7
Newry & Armagh 31.9 65.4 2.7

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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