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Mid Ulster, 2013

A by-election was held for the Mid Ulster constituency on 7 March 2013 following the resignation of Sinn Féin MP Martin McGuinness.

Francie Molloy held the seat for Sinn Féin.

Result
Vote Share
Sinn Féin
46.9%
Lutton
34.4%
SDLP
17.4%
Alliance
1.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 17,462 46.9% -5.1%
Independent Nigel Lutton 12,781 34.4% +34.4%
SDLP Patsy McGlone 6,478 17.4% +3.1%
Alliance Eric Bullick 487 1.3% +0.3%


2010 Result
Vote Share
Sinn Féin
52.0%
DUP
14.4%
SDLP
14.3%
UCUNF
11.0%
TUV
7.3%
Alliance
1.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 21,239 52.0%
DUP Ian McCrea 5,876 14.4%
SDLP Tony Quinn 5,826 14.3%
UCUNF Sandra Overend 4,509 11.0%
TUV Walter Millar 2,995 7.3%
Alliance Ian Butler 397 1.0%


Blog
By-Election Preview on NI Elections Blog


Forum
By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum


News
"Troubles haunt Mid Ulster byelection"
The Guardian, 3 March
"By-election will shape future of unionism"
Belfast Newsletter, 2 March
"TV debate goes ahead without key candidates"
Belfast Newsletter, 1 March
"Mid Ulster by-election: Two withdraw from TV debate"
BBC News, 1 March
"Mid Ulster by-election candidates list"
BBC News, 28 February
"Better at the ballot"
The Economist, 23 February
"Four candidates confirmed for Mid Ulster by-election"
Belfast Newsletter, 22 February
"McCrea backs Lutton Mid Ulster campaign"
Belfast Newsletter, 20 February
"Mid Ulster by-election: Lutton chosen as unionist candidate"
BBC News, 14 February
"No agreement over joint Unionist candidate"
Belfast Newsletter, 12 February
"Mid Ulster by-election date set"
BBC News, 11 February


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