First count results for NI European Election candidates

The breakdown of the first count has been revealed for Northern Ireland’s European Election.

Monday, 27th May 2019, 2:41 pm
Counting at Meadowbank Leisure Centre in Magherafelt today. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The candidates are fighting for three seats.

The BBC reported the first count figures as follows;-

Allister 62,121

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Anderson 126,951

Bailey 12,471

Boghul 662

Dodds 124,991

Eastwood 78,589

Hill 5,115

Kennedy 53,052

Long 105,928

McCann 948

Morrice 1719.

News Letter Political Editor Sam McBride said: “The story of this election is the remarkable surge to Alliance.

“But the fall in the vote of the UUP and SDLP is also significant - especially for the UUP. In 2014, both had their worst ever results, yet even then the UUP took 83,438 votes & SDLP took 81,594.”