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European Election: Northern Ireland Result


Northern Ireland
SEATS: 3
TURNOUT: 51.2%
ELECTORATE: 1,072,669

Three candidates have been elected in Northern Ireland in the election for the European Parliament under a system of Single Transferrable Vote.

Northern Ireland's final election result
Candidate Party Status Stage
Allister, J DUP Elected 1
De Brun, B SF Elected 1
Nicholson, J UUP Elected 3

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Details of the three stages of counting follow below:

Stage 1
Candidate Party 1st Prefs % +/- Status
Allister, J DUP 175,761 31.9 +3.6 Elected
De Brun, B SF 144,541 26.3 +8.98 Elected
Nicholson, J UUP 91,164 16.6 -1.01
Morgan, M SDLP 87,559 15.9 -12.1
Gilliland, J Ind 36,270 6.6
McCann, E SEA 9,172 1.6
Whitcroft, L Greens 4,810 0.9
Quota: 137,320

The DUP's Jim Allister and Sinn Fein's Bairbre de Brun were elected at the first stage. The total valid vote was 549,277 and the total poll was 554,744. There were 5,467 spoiled votes.

Stage 2
Distribution of Jim Allister's surplus votes
Candidate Party + Transfers New Total Status
Nicholson, J UUP 33,482 124,646
Morgan, M SDLP 450 88,010
Gilliland, J Ind 3,119 39,390 Eliminated
McCann, E SEA 96 9,268 Eliminated
Whitcroft, L Greens 324 5,134 Eliminated
Allister surplus: 38,441 / Non-transferrable votes: 967

John Gilliland, Eamonn McCann and Lindsay Whitcroft were eliminated at the second stage. Transfers from these three candidates were distributed between Jim Nicholson and Martin Morgan.

Stage 3
Distribution of Gilliland, McCann and Whitcroft's transfers
Candidate Party + Transfers New Total Status
Nicholson, J UUP 22,412 147,058 Elected
Morgan, M SDLP 20,522 108,531 Eliminated

Jim Nicholson elected at the third stage, having exceeded the quota.

Key to parties:
DUP - Democratic Unionist Party
Greens - Green Party
Ind - Independent
SDLP - Social Democratic and Labour Party
SEA - Socialist Environmental Alliance
SF - Sinn Fein
UUP - Ulster Unionist Party

RESULTS FROM 1999
 CANDIDATES ELECTED
PARTY 
  John Hume SDLP
 
  JimNicholson UUP
 
  Ian Paisley DUP
 
 PARTYVOTE %MEPs
 
  Democratic Unionist Party 28.4 1  
  SDLP 28.1 1  
  Ulster Unionist Party 17.6 1  
  Sinn Féin 17.3
 
  Progressive Unionist Party 3.3
 
  United Kingdom Unionist Party 2.9
 
  Alliance Party 2.1
 
  Natural Law Party 0.2
 



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