Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Northern Ireland first round

Bairbre De Brun, Sinn Fein - 126,184 (26%)
Diane Dodds, DUP - 88,346 (18.2%)
Jim Nicholson, Ulster Conservative and Unionist - 82,893 (17.1%)
Alban Maginness, SDLP - 78,489 (16.2%)
Jim Allister, Traditional Unionist Voice - 66,197 (13.7%)
Ian Parsley, Alliance - 26,699 (5.5%)
Steven Agnew, Green Party - 15,764 (3.3%)
Quota: 121,144

Looks like my former French teacher will have the largest personal vote of any member of the new European Parliament (because the only other places where there isn't a list system are the Republic and the German-speaking cantons of Belgium, where the number of voters is much fewer).

Glad to see that my gut feeling that SF's vote might have dropped slightly was correct. (SDLP vote share actually up slightly, but won't help them, though I see some eternal optimists still think Alban can make it.)

Best Alliance result in a European election since 1979.

Very cheering I expect for Jim Allister, though he will still lose and see Nicholson and Dodds elected on his transfers.
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