Mid Ulster (Assembly constituency)

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Mid Ulster
County Constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
MidUlsterConstituency.svg
Mid Ulster shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Mid Ulster
Current constituency
Created 1973
Assembly Members Sandra Overend
Keith Buchanan
Patsy McGlone
Linda Dillon
Ian Milne
Michelle O'Neill

Mid Ulster is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973. It usually shares boundaries with the Mid Ulster UK Parliament constituency, however the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1983 to 1986 as the Assembly boundaries had not caught up with Parliamentary boundary changes and from 1996 to 1997 when members of the Northern Ireland Forum had been elected from the newly drawn Parliamentary constituencies but the 51st Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected in 1992 under the 1983-95 constituency boundaries, was still in session.

Members were then elected from the constituency to the 1975 Constitutional Convention, the 1982 Assembly, the 1996 Forum and then to the current Assembly from 1998.

Mid Ulster is the only constituency in Northern Ireland which has returned the same number of Assembly members from the same parties at each election - 3 Sinn Féin, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP and 1 DUP.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Mid Ulster (UK Parliament constituency).

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1973 Paddy Duffy
(SDLP)
Ivan Cooper
(SDLP)
Aidan Larkin
(SDLP)
William Thompson
(UUP)
Duncan Pollock
(UUP)
John Dunlop
(Vanguard)
1975 Francis Thompson
(UUP)
Richard Reid
(DUP)
Robert Overend
(Vanguard)
1982 Danny Morrison
(Sinn Féin)
Mary McSorley
(SDLP)
Denis Haughey
(SDLP)
Alan Kane
(DUP)
William McCrea
(DUP)
1996 Patrick Groogan
(Sinn Féin)
Francie Molloy
(Sinn Féin)
Patsy McGlone
(SDLP)
5 seats
1996-1998
John Junkin
(UUP)
1998 John Kelly
(Sinn Féin)
Martin McGuinness
(Sinn Féin)
Denis Haughey
(SDLP)
Billy Armstrong
(UUP)
2003 Geraldine Dougan
(Sinn Féin)
Patsy McGlone
(SDLP)
2007 Michelle O'Neill
(Sinn Féin)
Ian McCrea
(DUP)
2011 Sandra Overend
(UUP)
April 2013
co-option
Ian Milne
(Sinn Féin)
2016 Linda Dillon
(Sinn Féin)
Keith Buchanan
(DUP)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: Mid Ulster – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Sinn Féin Ian Milne 17.3 7,035
SDLP Patsy McGlone 15.2 6,209
Sinn Féin Michelle O'Neill 15.1 6,147
Sinn Féin Linda Dillon 14.3 5,833
UUP Sandra Overend 11.9 4,862 4,896 4,925.88 4,959.12 4,966.14 4,989.36 5,161.28 5,328.48 6,155.48
DUP Keith Buchanan 8.9 3,628 3,634 3,639.88 3,683.36 3,686.60 3,691.65 3,705.05 3,752.24 4,353.94 4,566.61
DUP Ian McCrea 9.2 3,765 3,772 3,778 3,808.12 3,811.90 3,817.17 3,822.95 3,845.40 4,288.69 4,405.99
TUV Hanna Loughrin 4.6 1,877 1,883 1,888.04 1,981.04 1,982.66 1,990.38 2,006.21 2,046.68
Workers' Party Hugh Scullion 0.8 316 918 1,043.64 1,052.84 1,197.83 1,414.75 1,778.95
Alliance Néidín Hendron 1.2 471 718 861.88 875.96 959.39 1,162.57
Green (NI) Stefan Taylor 0.9 349 581 639.92 650.52 727.47
UKIP Alan Day 0.6 256 270 276.96
Electorate: 70,430   Valid: 40,748   Spoilt: 633 (1.53%)   Quota: 5,822   Turnout: 58.75%

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: Mid Ulster – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 20.6% 8,957
DUP Ian McCrea 16.4% 7,127
SDLP Patsy McGlone 11.6% 5,065 5,482 5,511 5,727 6,110
UUP Sandra Overend 10.1% 4,409 4,412 5,107 5,229 5,336 7,130
Sinn Féin Michelle O'Neill 11.9% 5,178 5,515 5,515 5,542 5,591 5,710 5,735
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 9.8% 4,263 4,813 4,814 4,843 4,929 5,180 5,191
Sinn Féin Ian Milne 6.1% 2,635 3,962 3,962 4,005 4,133 4,412 4,457
TUV Walter Millar 4.8% 2,075 2,087 2,330 2,383 2,431
SDLP Austin Kelly 2.8% 1,214 1,262 1,266 1,332 1,429
Independent Hugh McCloy 2.1% 933 989 1,003 1,207
Alliance Michael McDonald 0.9% 398 405 417
People Before Profit Harry Hutchinson 0.6% 243 249 262
Independent Gary McCann 0.6% 241 253 256
Electorate: 66,602   Valid: 42,738   Spoilt: 784 (1.80%)   Quota: 6,106   Turnout: 65.35%

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: Mid Ulster – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 18.2% 8,065
DUP Ian McCrea 17.2% 7,608
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 14.9% 6,597
Sinn Féin Michelle O'Neill 14.5% 6,432
SDLP Patsy McGlone 11.2% 4,976 6,176 6,183 6,264 6,430
UUP Billy Armstrong 10.8% 4,781 4,788 4,940 4,940 5,037 5,573 6,355
SDLP Kathleen Lagan 6.2% 2,759 3,118 3,120 3,267 3,469 3,497 3,531
DUP Elizabeth Forde 2.3% 1,021 1,023 2,026 2,026 2,068 2,625
UK Unionist Walter Millar 2.7% 1,210 1,216 1,257 1,258 1,299
Republican Sinn Féin Brendan McLaughlin 1.0% 437 527 527 544
Alliance Margaret Marshall 0.5% 221 229 230 233
Independent Harry Hutchinson 0.4% 170 197 205 208
Electorate: 61,223   Valid: 44,277   Spoilt: 451 (1.01%)   Quota: 6,326   Turnout: 73.06%

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: Mid Ulster – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
DUP William McCrea 18.5% 8,211
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 18.3% 8,128
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 11.8% 5,255 5,255 6,377
Sinn Féin Geraldine Dougan 13.1% 5,827 5,827 5,998 6,916
UUP Billy Armstrong 9.7% 4,323 4,462 4,462 4,509 4,514 6,165 7,048
SDLP Patsy McGlone 9.7% 4,295 4,301 4,505 4,694 4,951 4,985 5,140 5,246
SDLP Denis Haughey 8.7% 3,843 3,844 3,940 4,111 4,212 4,250 4,459 4,612
DUP Alan Millar 2.3% 1,029 2,566 2,572 2,581 2,582 3,035
UUP Trevor Wilson 4.7% 2,071 2,183 2,184 2,229 2,234
Sinn Féin Cora Groogan 2.2% 984 984 1144
Workers' Party Francis Donnelly 0.5% 230 230 237
Alliance James Holmes 0.4% 166 167 169
Electorate: 60,095   Valid: 44,362   Spoilt: 661 (1.47%)   Quota: 6,338   Turnout: 64.92%

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: Mid Ulster – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
DUP William McCrea 20.8% 10,339
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 17.5% 8,703
UUP Billy Armstrong 9.0% 4,498 4,695 4,916 4,916 6,881 7,467
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 12.0% 6,008 6,010 6,041 7,074 7,076 7,083
SDLP Denis Haughey 12.9% 6,410 6,414 6,652 6,737 6,769 7,051
Sinn Féin John Kelly 11.2% 5,594 5,596 5,658 5,899 5,901 5,914
SDLP Patsy McGlone 9.4% 4,666 4,677 4,782 4,957 4,970 5,076
DUP Paul McLean 0.6% 307 3,008 3,035 3,042 3,728
UUP John Junkin 4.9% 2,440 2,681 2,759 2,759
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 1.0% 497 499
Workers' Party Francis Donnelly 0.4% 207 208
Socialist Party Harry Hutchinson 0.2% 91 106
Natural Law Mary Daly 0.1% 38 38
Electorate: 59,991   Valid: 49,798   Spoilt: 824 (1.63%)   Quota: 7,115   Turnout: 84.38%

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[1]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy
Patsy Groogan
Sean Begley
Margaret McKenna
Owen Carron
13,001 29.6
SDLP Patsy McGlone
Denis Haughey
Kathleen Lagan
Pat McErlean
Joe McBride
12,492 28.5
UUP John Junkin
Norman Badger
Trevor Wilson
7,935 18.1
DUP William McCrea
William Larmour
Paul McLean
7,243 16.5
Alliance Aidan Lagan
Keith Jacques
549 1.2
UK Unionist Daniel Huston
Hugh Moore
435 1.0
PUP John Coyle
Kenneth Rutherford
380 0.9
Ulster Democratic John Haveron
James English
375 0.9
Labour coalition Harry Hutchinson
Anne Gribbon
John McLaughlin
Paddy McGrath
Joanne Kane
271 0.6
Ulster Independence Walter Millar
Dierdre Speer-White
263 0.6
NI Women's Coalition Cherry Dickson
Ann McCrystal
Sheila Murphy
Mary Hogg
Mary Doyle
259 0.6
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly
Gerard Brennan
210 0.5
Green (NI) David Lyttle
Lucille O'Shea
132 0.3
NI Conservatives Elspeth Irvine
Eileen Elizabeth McKee
119 0.3
Democratic Partnership Charles McKee
Patrick Pearse Kelly
93 0.2
Democratic Left Patricia Cullen
Frank McElroy
41 0.1
Natural Law Stewart Luck
Richard Mulholland
24 0.1
Independent Chambers Angela Moore
Linda Chambers
20 0.1

1982 Assembly Election[edit]

1982 Assembly election: Mid Ulster - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
DUP William McCrea 16.9 10,445
SDLP Denis Haughey 13.6 8,413 8,413.60 8,474.60 8,806 8,827.60 10,236.60
UUP William Thompson 9.0 5,546 5,594 5,594.45 5,597.45 5,772.30 5,773 5,773.30 6,108.75 7,343 11,830.40
DUP Alan Kane 6.4 3,981 5,300.70 5,306.70 5,321 5,566.75 5,572.90 5,572.90 5,628.80 7,075.10 8,238.35 11,167.63
SDLP Mary McSorley 6.7 4,169 4,169.60 4,196.60 4,366.75 4,372 5,535.35 6,787.79 7,979.33 7,982.48 8,018.63 8,034.27 8,184.23
Sinn Féin Danny Morrison 11.2 6,927 6,927.75 7,022.75 7,117.75 7,120.75 7,211.75 7,222.53 7,379.35 7,387.65 7,400.80 7,402.64 7,414.60
Sinn Féin Francis McElwee 9.3 5,763 5,764.05 5,867.65 6,075.65 6,083.65 6,150.95 6,161.73 6,333.65 6,334.80 6,334.80 6,335.72 6,343.08
UUP Samuel Glasgow 6.7 4,143 4,157.85 4,157.85 4,174.85 4,715.05 4,717.05 4,717.05 4,954.20 6,002.30
UUUP Robert Overend 4.9 3,056 3,188.45 3,188.45 3,191.75 3,792.90 3,794.90 3,795 3,924
Alliance Aidan Lagan 4.6 2,872 2,874.70 2,919.70 3,184.70 3,236.70 3,415.70 3,478.42
SDLP Liam McQuaid 4.6 2,862 2,863.20 2,911.35 3,006.35 3,015.35
UUUP John Dunlop 2.8 1,732 1,768.75 1,770.75 1,816.75
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly 2.1 1,311 1,311.90 1,622.90
Workers' Party Francie McElroy 1.2 746 747.80
Electorate: 84,699   Valid: 61,966   Spoilt: 1,977 (3.09%)   Quota: 8,853   Turnout: 63,943 (75.49%)

1975 Constitutional Convention[edit]

1975 Constitutional Convention: Mid Ulster - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
UUP William Thompson 16.5 9,342
SDLP Ivan Cooper 16.1 9,073
DUP Richard Reid 14.6 8,250
SDLP Paddy Duffy 7.3 4,130 4,130 4,809.14 4,848.31 4,934.07 5,129.95 5,141.39 6,418.60 7,003.32 8,119.32
UUP Francis Thompson 7.6 4,292 5,426.90 5,427.34 5,430.34 5,430.34 5,456.99 6,655.14 6,658.27 6,667.38 7,221.77 7,275.79
Vanguard Robert Overend 9.9 5,573 5,624.74 5,624.85 5,626.85 5,626.85 5,645.09 5,968.25 5,980.36 6,003.36 6,206.41 6,315.65
SDLP Aidan Larkin 6.8 3,868 3,868 3,959.63 3,967.51 3,987.75 4,031.28 4,054.28 4,994 5,304.58 6,190.51 6,190.53
Alliance Aidan Lagan 3.3 1,842 1,844.47 1,865.70 1,870.25 1,910.24 3,018.53 3,624.31 4,105.70 4,425.43
Republican Clubs Francie Donnelly 2.5 1,387 1,387 1,415.05 2,152.55 3,193.88 3,276.16 3,278.27 3,357.92
SDLP Stephen McKenna 4.8 2,705 2,705.13 2,787.30 2,797.40 2,862.61 2,888.15 2,892.37
Unionist Party NI Duncan Pollock 4.0 2,264 2,284.04 2,285.12 2,286.12 2,288.12 2,355.97
Alliance Douglas Cooper 2.7 1,526 1,528.34 1,568.60 1,628.91 1,641.02
Republican Clubs Francie McElroy 2.2 1,270 1,270 1,275.17 1,338.50
Republican Clubs Ivan Barr 1.7 947 947 963.39
Electorate: 80,806   Valid: 56,469   Spoilt: 2,080 (3.55%)   Quota: 8,068   Turnout: 58,549 (72.46%)

1973 Assembly Election[edit]

1973 Assembly election: Mid Ulster - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
SDLP Ivan Cooper 19.7 12,614
UUP Duncan Pollock 14.9 9,557
SDLP Paddy Duffy 6.9 4,437 6,594.03 6,600.84 6,600.96 6,610.97 6,936.21 7,446.02 7,450.10 8,014 9,491
Vanguard John Dunlop 11.1 7,082 7,089.83 7,096.10 7,103.46 7,117.58 7,125.66 7,132.20 7,538.04 7,596.71 7,622.06 11,276.06
UUP William Thompson 8.4 5,352 5,353.08 5,358.08 5,490.28 5,517.72 5,520.72 5,521.99 8,048.66 8,604.58 8,613.70 9,550.70
SDLP Aidan Larkin 6.3 4,045 4,606.06 4,629.22 4,629.22 4,636.19 4,693.88 4,918.18 4,920.22 5,306.51 5,986.56 5,991.87 6,006.87 6,017.87
SDLP Stephen McKenna 3.8 2,444 2,719.67 2,726.29 2,726.37 2,763.80 2,794.55 4,127.67 4,127.94 4,753.70 5,360.13 5,376.91 5,392.91 5,401.91
DUP Eddie Sayers 7.0 4,454 4,455.89 4,459.16 4,459.16 4,485.32 4,503.02 4,507.29 4,671 4,755.40 4,782.67
Republican Clubs Desmond Gourley 4.5 2,899 2,929.24 2,935.24 2,935.48 2,952.29 4,148.76 4,460.63 4,463.71 4,663.16
Alliance Tom Gormley 3.2 2,055 2,147.88 2,289.15 2,290.75 3,580.92 3,665.86 3,914.77 4,029
UUP Verdun Wright 4.7 3,034 3,035.35 3,043.35 3,254.35 3,332.91 3,334.91 3,340.18
Nationalist Patrick Francis McGill 4.0 2,558 2,692.19 2,696.27 2,696.31 2,706.47 2,794.24
Republican Clubs Ivan Barr 2.7 1,755 1,857.06 1,859.33 1,859.45 1,866.72
Alliance Robin Glendinning 2.2 1,389 1,410.60 1,541.87 1,543.99
Alliance George Logue 0.5 339 347.10
Electorate: 79,331   Valid: 64,014   Spoilt: 1,372 (2.10%)   Quota: 9,145   Turnout: 65,386 (82.42%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Candidates - Mid Ulster, Northern Ireland Elections

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