Maps by Conal Kelly and Nicholas Whyte
was slightly cut down from the old West Belfast. The old
West Belfast constituency was incorporated into the expanded West Belfast after 1995, with some tidying
boundaries with North BelfastSouth
Antrim. The Member of Parliament elected in 1983 was Gerry
(Sinn Féin), defeating the incumbent independent Socialist; he
was re-elected in 1987 but lost to Joe Hendron (SDLP) in 1992.
See spreadsheets for 1983, 1987 and 1992.
Hendron (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 17,415
Gerry Adams MP (Sinn Féin) 16,826 (42.1%)
Fred Cobain (Ulster Unionist Party) 4,766 (11.9%)
John Lowry (Workers' Party) 750 (1.9%)
Michael Kennedy (Natural Law Party) 213 (0.5%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 589; Electorate: 55,644; Turnout: (73.1%)
MP (Sinn Féin) 16,862 (41.2%)
Joe Hendron (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 14,641 (35.7%)
Frank Millar (Ulster Unionist Party) 7,646 (18.7%)
Mary McMahon (Workers' Party) 1,819 (4.4%)
Sinn Féin (SF) majority: 2,221; Electorate: 55,644; Turnout: 69.6%
(Sinn Féin) 16,379 (36.9%)
@Joe Hendron (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 10,934 (24.6%)
Gerry Fitt MP (Independent Socialist) 10,326 (23.3%)
@Tommy Passmore (Ulster Unionist Party) 2,435 (5.5%)
George Haffrey (Democratic Unionist Party) 2,399 (5.4%)
Mary McMahon (Workers' Party) 1,893 (4.3%)
Sinn Féin (SF) majority: 5,445; Electorate: 59,750; Turnout: 74.3%@ = member of the 1982-86 Assembly at the time of the election (Adams, Hendron and Passmore had been elected from the old West Belfast constituency)
Results from 1983 to 1995 for each seat: East Belfast | North Belfast | South Belfast | West Belfast | East Antrim | North Antrim | South Antrim | North Down | South Down | Fermanagh and South Tyrone | Foyle | Lagan Valley | East Londonderry | Mid Ulster | Newry and Armagh | Strangford | Upper Bann
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Nicholas Whyte, 21 October 2000; modified 16 February 2002.
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