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Friday, 8 June, 2001, 17:09 GMT 18:09 UK

Paisley retains North Antrim

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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