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Friday, 8 June, 2001, 15:42 GMT 16:42 UK

Results day quotes

BBC News Online rounds up some of the best quotes of the election campaign so far.

He has been well and truly beaten out of sight by the Democratic Unionist Party Nigel Dodds, the newly elected DUP MP for North Belfast, on Mr Trimble's party

Nigel Dodds whipped them, whipped them, whipped them Ian Paisley on his party's win over the UUP

I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet but I believe I'm going to do well David Simpson the DUP candidate who fought Mr Trimble in Upper Bann

It's amazing what he can do when I'm not in the kitchen Lady Sylvia Hermon on how she thinks her husband will cope without her now she is an MP

West Tyrone was never ours. We've just been the caretakers for four years A senior Ulster Unionist apparently conceding privately Willie Thompson has little chance

I will be picking up my winnings tonight SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon, confident his bet on colleague Brid Rodgers to win West Tyrone would prove successful

I'm no gambler but I put money on Pat Doherty. If Seamus Mallon is listening I am prepared to bet him 5 that Pat Doherty will win Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams in reply to Mr Mallon

The war may be over but quite a few warlords are still around An SDLP party worker in Newry and Armagh accuses republicans of intimidating voters and party activists during the election

This mght turn into the Florida of this election SDLP councillor Pat McDonnell on the row in Tyrone over whether people inside polling stations before 2200 BST on Thursday should have been prevented from voting

Ten o'clock is the time, I'm afraid and there's nothing we can do about that Northern Ireland's Chief Electoral Officer Denis Stanley on the rules

I have made political history - but I don't expect more than a few hundred votes. It could all have been so different, but I be back for the next Assembly election Rainbow George Weiss, who stood for the Vote For Yourself Party in all four Belfast seats

There is not one seat currently held by the the UUP which is not under threat DUP East Antrim candidate Sammy Wilson speaking after the narrowest of defeats

It's gone, no chance A prominent Ulster Unionist hours before Cecil Walker lost his seat in a 40% collapse in North Belfast

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