United Kingdom general election, 2001 (Northern Ireland)

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United Kingdom general election, 2001
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All 18 Northern Irish seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party
  David Trimble.jpg Ian Paisley - (cropped).png
Leader David Trimble Ian Paisley
Party UUP DUP
Leader since 28 August 1995 30 September 1971
Last election 10 Seats 2 Seats
Seats before 9 3
Seats won 6 5
Seat change Decrease4 Increase3
Popular vote 216,839 181,999
Percentage 26.8% 22.5%
Swing Decrease5.9% Increase8.9%

  Third party Fourth party
  Gerry Adams 2013.jpg John Hume 2008.jpg
Leader Gerry Adams John Hume
Party Sinn Féin SDLP
Leader since 13 November 1983 1979
Last election 2 Seats 3 Seats
Seats before 2 3
Seats won 4 3
Seat change Increase2 0
Popular vote 175,933 169,865
Percentage 21.7% 21.0%
Swing Increase5.6% Decrease3.1%

Northern Ireland Election Map 2001.jpg
Colours on map indicate winning party for each constituency.

Prime Minister before election

Tony Blair
Labour

Subsequent Prime Minister

Tony Blair
Labour

These are the results of the United Kingdom general election, 2001 for the country of Northern Ireland. The election was held on 7 June 2001 and all 18 seats in Northern Ireland were contested. The election resulted in a reduction in the share of vote and the number of seats won by the Ulster Unionist Party, though the UUP did remain the largest political party in Northern Ireland, and even managed to regain the seat of South Antrim after it was lost in a by-election in 2000 to the Democratic Unionist Party. The Social Democratic and Labour Party also suffered from a reduction in their share of the vote – ending in fourth place from second place at the last general election – though the SDLP did not lose any seats. Both the DUP and Sinn Féin increased their share of the vote as well as their number of seats.

Results[edit]

Below is a table summarising the results of the UK general election in Northern Ireland.[1]

Party MPs +/- Votes %
UUP 6 -4 216,839 26.8
DUP 5 +3 181,999 22.5
Sinn Féin 4 +2 175,933 21.7
SDLP 3 0 169,865 21.0
Alliance 0 0 28,999 3.6
UKUP 0 -1 13,509 1.7
PUP 0 0 4,781 0.6
NI Women's Coalition 0 0 2,968 0.4
Conservative 0 0 2,422 0.3
Workers' Party 0 0 2,352 0.3
NI Unionist 0 0 1,794 0.2
Vote For Yourself 0 0 418 0.1
Others 0 0 8,495 0.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2001 | Results | Northern Ireland". BBC News. 14 August 2001. Retrieved 3 November 2011.