Election results Belfast: Alliance and UUP make capital gains

Alliance's Michael Long pictured with wife Naomi Long MP
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Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Alliance's Michael Long pictured with wife Naomi Long MP . Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

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The implosion in the Alliance Party’s vote in the capital city which some had predicted simply did not materialise, but the Ulster Unionists stormed back in Belfast.

Some unionists had warned during the flag protests that Alliance’s vote to restrict the flying of the Union Flag from Belfast City Hall would be punished at the polls.

But Alliance, which in the last council had six councillors, actually returned eight councillors, despite a slight fall in the party’s vote.

 

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