Robinson in huge win for DUP in East Belfast

Gavin Robinson at the election count at Titanic Exhibition Centre Belfast.
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Gavin Robinson at the election count at Titanic Exhibition Centre Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Gavin Robinson has won a huge victory in East Belfast, returning to Westminster with a much increased majority.

The DUP MP beat the Alliance leader Naomi Long by a margin of more than 8,000 votes, large increase in the majority of 2,500 votes that he had over Ms Long in 2015.

“Wow, what a result,” Mr Robinson told cheering supporters at the count at the Titanic Exhibition centre, just before 3am.

The votes by party were as follows:

DUP 23.917

Alliance 15.443

UUP 1,408

Sinn Fein 894

Green 561

Conservative 446

SDLP 167

Independent 54