The 2015 Westminster elections in Northern Ireland

The Elections

The 7 May 2015 general election, to general surprise, returned the Conservative Party to power with an absolute majority, gave the Scottish Nationalist Party every seat bar three in Scotland, and crushed the Liberal Democratic into oblivion; the leaders of the Lib Dems, Labout and UKIP resigned the following day. In Northern Ireland, the results were also unexpected, with the UUP gaining seats from the DUP and Sinn Fein, and the DUP regaining East Belfast from Alliance.

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The Results

The details of each seat are on the relevant page; the totals for the whole of Northern Ireland were as follows:
 
Party Votes Share Seats won
DUP
184,260
25.7%
+0.7%
8 MPs
(East BelfastNorth Belfast, East Antrim, North AntrimLagan Valley, East Londonderry, Strangford and Upper Bann)
SF 176,232 24.5% -1.0%
4 MPs (West Belfast, Mid Ulster, Newry and Armagh, and West Tyrone)
UUP 114,935 16.0% +0.8%
2 MPs (South Antrim and Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
SDLP 99,809 13.9% -2.6%
3 MPs (South Belfast, South Down and Foyle)
Alliance 61,156 8.6% +2.5%


Traditional Unionist Voice 16,538 2.3% -1.6%

UKIP
18,324
2.6%



Lady Sylvia Hermon
17,689
2.5%
-0.6%
1 MP
(North Down)
Conservatives
9.055
1.3%



Green Party 6,822 1.0% +0.5%


People Before Profit 6,798 0.9% +0.5%

Workers Party
2,724
0.4%



Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol
1,853
0.3%



Jonny Orr
756
0.1%



Fra Hughes
529
0.1%



Susan-Anne White
166
0.02%



Thomas Palmer
57
0.01%





Other sites based at ARK: ORB (Online Research Bank) | CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) | Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey

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Nicholas Whyte, 9 May 2015.


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