Talk:United Kingdom general election, 2010 (Northern Ireland)

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--JeffGBot (talk) 00:21, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Possible move/restructuring[edit]

There are now articles for the UK general election in Northern Ireland for 2001 and 2005, so would it be worthwhile to restructure this page along the same lines, including a change of the title to "2010 United Kingdom general election results in Northern Ireland"?--Jonesy1289 (talk) 09:55, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and added an election infobox. Perhaps it might be worthwhile moving other articles to conform with the title of this article?--Jonesy1289 (talk) 19:32, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Inconsistency[edit]

Can someone explain how the 1st-4th (and occasionally more than 4th) are worked out on these articless?

2005 United Kingdom general election results in Northern Ireland has DUP 1st with 9 seats/241,856 votes, SF 2nd with 5 seats/174,530 votes, UUP 3rd with 1 seats/127,414 votes and SDLP 4th with 3 seats/125,626 votes. So again it's based on total number of votes. No problem with that still. So since the UUP are ahead of the SDLP despite winning less seats, the order must be based on total votes?

This article has DUP 1st with 8 seats/168,216 votes, SF 2nd with 5 seats/171,942 votes, SDLP 3rd with 3 seats/110,970 votes, Alliance 4th with 1 seat/42,762 votes and Conservatives and Unionists 5th with 0 seats/102,361 votes. But on this article the DUP are ahead of SF despite winning less total votes?

So how is this order supposed to be worked out? Total votes? Total seats? I don't mind which and I don't know which otherwise I'd fix the relevant article myself, but this inconsistency needs to be dealt with. 2 lines of K303 10:20, 3 December 2011 (UTC)