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Northern Irish Assembly Elections, 2016

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An election was held for all 108 seats in the Northern Irish Assembly on 5 May 2016.

The DUP remained the largest party in the assembly, and Sinn Féin remained the second largest party. After the election, an administration was formed by a coalition of the DUP and Sinn Féin.


Result

Seats

DUP
38
Sinn Féin
28
UUP
16
SDLP
12
Alliance
8
Green
2
People Before Profit
2
TUV
1
Independents
1

Votes

DUP
29.2%
Sinn Féin
24.0%
UUP
12.6%
SDLP
12.0%
Alliance
7.0%
Green
2.7%
People Before Profit
2.0%
TUV
3.4%
Independents
3.3%
UKIP
1.5%
PUP
0.9%
Conservative
0.4%
CISTA
0.4%
Labour Alternative
0.3%
Labour
0.2%
Workers'
0.2%
Other
0.1%

Party Seats % Change 1st Prefs % Change
DUP 38 35.2% - 202,567 29.2% -0.8%
Sinn Féin 28 25.9% -1 166,785 24.0% -2.9%
UUP 16 14.8% - 87,302 12.6% -0.6%
SDLP 12 11.1% -2 83,364 12.0% -2.2%
Alliance 8 7.4% - 48,447 7.0% -0.7%
Green 2 1.9% +1 18,718 2.7% +1.8%
People Before Profit 2 1.9% +2 13,761 2.0% +1.2%
TUV 1 0.9% - 23,776 3.4% +1.0%
Independents 1 0.9% - 22,650 3.3% +0.9%
UKIP 0 - - 10,109 1.5% +0.8%
PUP 0 - - 5,955 0.9% +0.3%
Conservative 0 - - 2,554 0.4% n/a
CISTA 0 - - 2,510 0.4% n/a
Labour Alternative 0 - - 1,939 0.3% n/a
Labour 0 - - 1,577 0.2% n/a
Workers' 0 - - 1,565 0.2% -
South Belfast Unionists 0 - - 351 0.0% n/a
Animal Welfare 0 - - 224 0.0% n/a
Democracy First 0 - - 124 0.0% n/a
Northern Ireland First 0 - - 32 0.0% n/a
Turnout: 54.9% - Spoilt ballots: 9,430


Constituency Results

Belfast East Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
Belfast North Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
Belfast South Hold Hold Hold Gain Hold Gain
Belfast West Gain Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
East Antrim Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
East Londonderry Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Gain
Foyle Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Gain
Lagan Valley Hold Hold Hold Gain Hold Hold
Mid Ulster Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
Newry and Armagh Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
North Antrim Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
North Down Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
South Antrim Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
South Down Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
Strangford Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold
Upper Bann Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Gain
West Tyrone Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Hold


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