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Westminster Elections, 2015

An election was held for all 18 Northern Irish seats in the House of Commons on 7 May 2015.

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) remained the largest Northern Irish party in Westminster with eight seats. Sinn Féin won four seats, though these will not be occupied in parliament due to the party's abstentionist policy towards Westminster. The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) won three seats, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) won two, and Lady Sylvia Hermon retained her seat in North Down as an Independent. Alliance lost their only seat and are no longer represented in Westminster.

The other parties that contested the election but failed to win any seats were UKIP, Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV), the Conservatives, the Green Party, People Before Profit, the Workers Party, and Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol (CISTA).

Note that changes in UUP results are based on the results of the "Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force" from 2010, while all Conservative candidates have been regarded as new candidates. The electoral pact between the Ulster Unionist Party and the Conservative Party from 2010 was no longer in effect.


Result

Seats

DUP
8
Sinn Féin
4
SDLP
3
UUP
2
Independents
1

Votes

DUP
25.7%
Sinn Féin
24.5%
SDLP
13.9%
UUP
16.0%
Independents
2.7%
Alliance
8.6%
UKIP
2.6%
TUV
2.3%
Conservative
1.3%
Green
1.0%
People Before Profit
0.9%
Workers
0.4%
CISTA
0.3%

Party Seats % Change Votes % Change
DUP 8 44.4% - 184,260 25.7% +0.7%
Sinn Féin 4 22.2% -1 176,232 24.5% -1.0%
SDLP 3 16.7% - 99,809 13.9% -2.6%
UUP 2 11.1% +2* 102,361 16.0% +0.8%*
Independents 1 5.6% - 19,177 2.7% -4.0%
Alliance 0 - -1 61,556 8.6% +2.3%
UKIP 0 - - 18,324 2.6% n/a
TUV 0 - - 16,538 2.3% -1.6%
Conservative 0 - - 9,055 1.3% n/a**
Green 0 - - 6,822 1.0% +0.5%
People Before Profit 0 - - 6,798 0.9% +0.5%
Workers 0 - - 2,724 0.4% n/a
CISTA 0 - - 1,853 0.3% n/a
*Compared to 2010 results for Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force
**Supported Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force candidates in 2010


Constituency Results

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


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