Video: Gregory Campbell reacts after increasing majority and retaining Londonderry East seat for DUP

Gregory Campbell has retained the safe DUP seat of Londonderry East following Thursday's general election.

By Kevin Mullan
Friday, 20th December 2019, 3:52 pm

While Mr. Campbell's total vote and percentage share were down on 2017 he increased his majority polling 15,765 (40.1%) of the total ballots.

His majority was 9,607 yesterday, compared with 8,842 two years ago.

The Deputy Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council Cara Hunter who contested the seat for the SDLP improved on the party's performance in 2017 and came second to Mr. Campbell polling 6,158 (15.7%).

Gregory Campbell has been returned with an increased majority in Londonderry East.

Sinn Féin's Dermot Nicholl came third with 6,128 (15.6%).

Chris McCaw of Alliance won 5,921 (15.1%); Richard Holmes of the UUP won 3,599 votes (9.2%); and Sean McNicholl of Aontú won 1,731 (4.4%).

Of a total electorate of 69,246 just 39,495 (57.04%) turned out, down on 2017. There were 193 invalid votes leaving a valid poll of 39,302.