|SF||171,942||25.5%||5 MPs||(West Belfast, Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Mid Ulster, Newry and Armagh, and West Tyrone)|
|DUP||168,216||25.0%||8 MPs||(North Belfast, East Antrim, North Antrim, South Antrim, Lagan Valley, East Londonderry, Strangford and Upper Bann)|
|SDLP||110,970||16.5%||3 MPs||(South Belfast, South Down and Foyle)|
|Alliance||42,762||6.3%||1 MP||(East Belfast)|
|Traditional Unionist Voice||26,300||3.9%|
|Lady Sylvia Hermon||21,181||3.1%||1 MP||(North Down)|
|People Before Profit||2,936||0.4%|
UCUNF is an abbreviation for "Ulster Conservatives and Unionists: New Force", the banner under which the UUP and Conservatives jointly fought the election. Of their 102,631 (15.2%) vote share, 90,910 (13.5%) went to UUP candidates and 11,451 (1.7%) to Conservative candidates.
Connor was an independent candidate running with support of all the Unionist parties in Fermanagh and South tyrone. He came within six votes of winning the seat.
Hermon had been elected as the UUP MP for North Down in 2001 and 2005. She left the party in 2010, and contested and won the seat again as an independent in this election.
People Before Profit had only one candidate, veteran campaigner Eamonn McCann, in Foyle.
Frazer is an independent Loyalist who has stood in several recent elections; here he was a candidate in Newry and Armagh.
Cubitt slightly oddly stood with a blank description on the ballot paper; he had previously been a candidate in North antrim for the UKUP.
McClean campaigned as an independent environmentalist, particularly concerned about quarrying in West Tyrone.
McAuley, aged 19, was the youngest candidate in Northern Ireland in this election.
Stevenson was a first-time candidate whose platform included opposition to factory closures in Fermanagh aand South Tyrone, and "even and fair distribution of all public servants pay to negate the budget deficit".
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