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Friday, 8 June, 2001, 17:09 GMT 18:09 UK
Paisley retains North Antrim
Another term in office for Ian Paisley
Another term in office for Ian Paisley
The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Dr Ian Paisley, has been returned as the MP for North Antrim.

The 74-year-old politician secured a majority of 14,224 votes after polling 24,539 votes.

Mr Paisley's majority increased by about 3,000 on the last election.

North Antrim result

  • Ian Paisley DUP 24,539
  • Lexie Scott UUP 10,315
  • Sean Farren SDLP 8,283
  • John Kelly SF 4,822
  • Jayne Dunlop Alliance 1,258
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